ERIC Number: ED338292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community Colleges. Volume IX, 1991.
Carpenter, Don A., Ed.
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges, v9 Oct 1991
Originally designed as a vehicle for presenting all arguments regarding the creation of a community college system in Utah, "Focus" currently seeks to promote originality, innovation, and needed changes in the state's two-year colleges. The 1991 issue of this annual journal includes the following articles: (1) "Access, Quality and University Centers: Ongoing Tension in the Higher Education Agenda," by Don A. Carpenter, which discusses the problems inherent in balancing high quality education with open access; (2) "A Review of 'Focus': Past and Present," by Susan Burdett, which reviews the content and achievements of the journal over the past 10 years; (3) "Shared Learning," by Sharon L. Staples, which examines issues of faculty responsibility and student accountability; (4)"Unlearning in Order to Learn: Enhancing the Learning Environment," by Liz Montague, which discusses ways in which instructors may ignite the creative process in their students; (5) "The Functions of Literature: Primacy of Pleasure," by Edwin P. Reber, which conveys the value of literature; (6) "Teaching Social Sciences in Southeastern Utah," by Bob McPherson, which describes experiential learning at a college with meager library and reference facilities; (7) "Is the Curriculum Dead (or Just Comatose)? Humanities Course Options for Community Colleges," by Michael Kowalski, which presents suggestions for curriculum diversity in the Utah community colleges; (8) "Adjunct, Not Add Junk," by Brenda Bensch, which discusses the traditional and current roles of two-year college adjunct faculty; (9) "The Authority of Experience: Learning in the Introductory Women's Studies Course," by Linda E. Peterson, Kobi Gwinn, and John Stringham, which relates one professor's experience with a women's studies course; and (10) "Hypertext in the Learning Environment," by Christopher G. Jones and Daniel E. Masterson, Jr., which explores the effects of Hypertext on the world's proliferation of information. (JMC)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Theories, Literature Appreciation, Program Descriptions, Role of Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Two Year Colleges, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Utah System of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.