ERIC Number: ED326524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Tenured Faculty Practices That Do/Could Enhance the Teaching Effectiveness of Nontenured Faculty.
Whooley, John E.
This study focused on what tenured faculty at a school of education presently do and what they could do to enhance the instructional effectiveness of nontenured faculty. Nontenured instructors and assistant professors (N=142) were asked to respond to open-ended statements on the subject. Responses from 47 nontenured faculty members (33%) indicated that tenured faculty are presently doing a number of things to help their nontenured colleagues, e.g., constancy in work assignments, freedom to determine grading systems, frequent student evaluations. Suggestions on what could be done dealt with such items as emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking, sharing information on resources and research, and sharing evaluation results immediately. It was recommended that academic administrators examine the ideas provided by the nontenured faculty members, encourage study of the ideas at the department level, and provide whatever resources possible to implement suggested practices. The instruments used in the study are appended, and responses are listed by rank order. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).