ERIC Number: ED395352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-19
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Scanning the Present: Creating the Future--Trends in Education.
Boileau, Don M.
In response to current trends in higher education, the Communication Department at George Mason University in Virginia has developed some innovations which include: (1) a teaching doctorate targeted at community college teachers, including internships in a government agency, a professional association, or business and a dissertation as an applied piece of pedagogical work; (2) an evaluation and feedback program for part-time faculty, including a plan for interaction with the department's full-time faculty; and (3) a graduate course which uses videos to provide about half the sessions with information and visualization while the instructor meets with students for discussions for the other half. In a national project, all seniors are required to participate in a seminar that covers theories of communication--the instructor produces and uses 10-15 minute videos of various theorists to integrate the program. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Community College Teachers; George Mason University VA; Teaching Doctorate Degree
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (St. Paul, MN, April 17-21, 1996).