ERIC Number: ED364159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned from FIPSE Projects II.
Marcus, Dora; And Others
This monograph describes 30 college and university programs funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education from 1989 to 1991. Each description includes information on program purpose, project activities, major insights and lessons, project continuation, and available information. The first group of 10 are programs focused on assessment and include an assessment resource center, area concentration achievement testing with curricular evaluation, computers and college writing, assessment seminars, New Pathway Curriculum impact evaluation, liberal education model assessment, college-wide measures toward general education goals, comprehensive assessment in academic disciplines, and a regional assessment network. Another group of four programs address college teaching: professional development, medical scholars, and database and online service orientation. Nine projects address curriculum and teaching in the disciplines including laboratory education, undergraduate mathematics, economic curricula, scientific thinking, French language and culture, case study physics, music theory, biology instruction, and freshman chemistry. Two programs address general education. Three projects involve teacher education and two programs address ethics instruction. The following institutions are included: University of Tennessee; Austin Peay State University (Tennessee); City University of New York; Harvard University (Massachusetts); Miami University (Florida); State University of New York; Winthrop College (South Carolina); University of California; Ohio State University; Salem State College (Massachusetts); Clemson University (South Carolina); Denison University (Ohio); Dickinson College (Pennsylvania); Tufts University (Massachusetts); University of Maryland; New Mexico State University; Northwestern University (Illinois); University of Oregon; University of Rhode Island; University of North Texas; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Northern Virginia Community College; Union College (New York); University of Connecticut; and Saint Cloud State University (Minnesota). (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Design, Ethics, Evaluation, General Education, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Note: For a related document, see HE 026 956.