ERIC Number: ED162548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Faculty Moves Toward Renewal. A Summary Report. The Second Year of Project Renewal, 1975-76, a Faculty-Oriented and Faculty-Guided Project to Improve the Quality of Education in the State Colleges.
Adams, Algalee; Greenwald, Herbert
This summary report about Project Renewal provides an overview of the need for faculty development and the concept of a representative faculty collaborative. The purpose of the project was to prepare the State College System for the establishment of a Center for Educational Development, a conceptual center, rather than a geographical center. Nineteen faculty workshops that were conducted are described. In order to provide incentives for faculty to pursue the issues raised in the workshops and to further test out the assumption that System-sponsored training sessions could have direct feedback on the campuses, Project Renewal sponsored a competition for proposals relating to curriculum development. Eight projects involving 23 faculty from seven colleges were funded. The products of these projects are available for use by any of the colleges. A directory of human and physical resources in the State College System was also compiled. All but one of the 19 workshops were formally evaluated by participants at the end of each workshop. The program of faculty workshops was further subjected to an extensive summative evaluation that related faculty responses to a wide range of issues. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Coll. System, Boston.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Project Renewal