ERIC Number: ED367393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Faculty Resource Manual for the Preparation of Course Study Guides at Northern Maine Technical College.
Overlock, Terrence H., Sr.
Lack of institutional guidelines for the preparation of course study guides at Northern Maine Technical College (NMTC) allowed for wide variation in the quality of the guides produced. To develop a resource manual that would provide guidelines for the development of study guides at NMTC, a study was conducted to determine the elements that should be included in a faculty resource guide. A review of the literature was undertaken and responses to the study proposal by NMTC department chairs and the Academic Vice-President were collected. In addition, all 50 faculty at NMTC were surveyed regarding their current practices in preparing course guides and sample guides were collected from 20 other professionals at other institutions. Based on these activities, a draft resource manual was developed and submitted for review to the campus leadership. The resulting manual was based on the following conclusions: (1) study guides serve the two main functions of direction setting and assisting in study material processing; (2) manuals should provide guidelines for both course syllabi and study guide preparation; (3) the materials and techniques used should meet the unique learning needs of the student audience; and (4) NMTC should establish standards for syllabus and guide preparation. It was also recommended that NMTC faculty be provided with the manual and that inservice training be provided. Letters of support, the faculty survey instrument, and the faculty resource manual are appended. (Author/BCY)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Maine Technical College
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.