ERIC Number: ED024367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Minnesota Junior College Faculty Interests and Concerns: Proceedings of a Conference of Instructors in Natural Science and Occupational Education (Minneapolis, March 24-26, 1968).
Moen, Norman W., Ed.; Stave, Roman L., Ed.
In this report on the third of three conferences (1968), N.C. Harris stressed the obligation of the junior college to provide high quality instruction for a great variety of students, noting the distinction between rigor and quality. He also provided charts as guidelines for several programs. Discussion groups covered (1) problems of having junior colleges and vocational schools in the same area, (2) means of realizing truly comprehensive programs, (3) necessity for better career counseling, (4) use of teaching techniques other than lectures, (5) interinstitution use of faculty, (6) cooperation with industry in student training, (7) examination and grade procedures, (8) multiple-level programs, (9) improved public relations, (10) more scholarship funds, (11) high attrition rates, (12) special uses of programed learning, (13) faculty standards and recruitment, (14) developing special graduate training for junior college personnel, (15) need for special textbooks for the junior college, (16) faculty travel funds, (17) status of remedial programs, (18) courses for low-ability students, and (19) adequate building programs. All groups were interested in and made suggestions for the proposed junior college center at the University. Many functions were seen for the center, but mainly it must be a service, not a policy-making, organization. Participants also noted the dangers of professional isolation of one group from others at all levels of education. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.