ERIC Number: ED207416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The OD' Role in Education: What Do You Do With a Beginner Professor Who Joins the University?
Luz Prado-Garza, Maria de la
A faculty development program primarily oriented toward the beginning professor at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, is described. Among the program components are workshops; meetings to provide information about policies, procedures, and facilities at the school; and meetings to involve faculty in future program activities as well as administrative functions of the university. Workshops pertaining to teaching techniques have covered interpersonal relationships, microteaching, design of learning objectives, and personalized systems of instruction. A group theory and practice course was offered to help improve the teacher's role as group leader, and a course designed to improve classroom communication covered types of communication, models of communication, barriers to communication, and teaching group techniques. Additionally, a workshop designed to develop the creativity of a teacher in searching for solutions in a creative way was offered. After four years, the climate and morale of the university has gradually improved as reflected in better interpersonal relationships and collaboration among staff and departments, pair teaching, interdisciplinary projects, and better teaching. The faculty development program is now institutionalized: all professors who join the university participate as part of their professional development. A sample schedule followed by teachers in 1976 is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Educational Objectives, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Information Needs, Instructional Improvement, Interpersonal Competence, Microteaching, Organizational Development, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institute of Technology Higher Education (Mexico); Mexico
Note: Paper presented to the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association (Minneapolis, MN, May 1981).