ERIC Number: ED203278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Learning Center Courses for Faculty and Staff: Reading, Writing, and Time Management.
The learning assistance center at a California university offers a carefully designed learning program for faculty and staff in the areas of reading, writing, and time management. The goal of the reading efficiency course is to improve reading speed without loss in comprehension. Tests are given throughout the course to monitor progress, and classroom drills include the SQ3R survey method, timed reading drills, and use of a reading machine. The writing courses are designed around the memos, letters, and reports that faculty and staff must deal with on their jobs. The goals of these writing courses are to convince the participants that they need not write in an inflated, bureaucratic style and to help them learn to break the writing process down into manageable parts. The final set of courses is a group of seminars on time management. These courses are designed to help participants identify the ways in which they are wasting their time and to provide them with concrete suggestions for improving their organizational and goal-setting abilities, both on and off the job. Topics covered include time tracking, setting priorities, dealing with procrastination, delegation of tasks, stress management, and assertiveness. The center is currently developing a technical writing course and an English as a second language course which will include speaking as well as writing. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Time Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (14th, Dallas, TX, April 9-12, 1981).