ERIC Number: ED027858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Quest for Relevance: Effective College Teaching. Volume IV. Practical Concerns for All College Teachers.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Responding to a widely expressed discontent about college teaching shared by students, faculty and administrators, representatives of national professional and higher educational associations formed a committee to study means of revitalizing and reorienting the instruction. In his Introduction, Russell M. Cooper notes the impossibility of prescribing any single method of improving teaching and calls for reflection and self-criticism by the teacher. In "Earning and Learning by the Hour" Stanford C. Ericksen is concerned with theories and methods characteristic of effective teaching in all disciplines. He discusses the many practical aspects (including technical aids) as well as the evaluative problems of the art of teaching. The complex pressures shaping the life of the college professor, and his place and responsibilities in the academic community are dealt with by Lewis B. Mayhew in "Finding the Levers: The Organization of the Profession." Harold L. Hodgkinson, in "Finding the Levers: The Folkways and Mores of Campus Governance", also deals with the professor's role in discussing how the faculty member can learn to understand and participate in the administrative structure of his university. An extensive bibliography is included. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.