ERIC Number: ED025152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Responsibilities, Rights, and Incentives for Faculty with Respect to Televised Instruction.
There are few available guidelines to assist those concerned with televised instruction in universities on such matters as ownership of material, control of content, and incentives to faculty. Questions of ownership of recorded material should be resolved, and institutions should be prepared to trade off some of their rights as inducements to faculty to make better use of the medium. Television courses should be under much the same academic control as conventional courses; that is, while accepting technical and production assistance from the television unit, departments and instructors should have the ultimate responsibility for methodology and for revision and re-use of material. The provision of suitable incentives for faculty has been neglected. Means of providing adequate and fair rewards in terms of money, released time, or professional advantage will have to be found. University policies should be devised which can overcome the existing, indifferent-to-negative attitudes on the part of most college faculties, as they are more likely to encourage the use of television if they share in its benefits. A council representing the groups concerned should be formed to make necessary policy decisions, to serve as a review board, and to act upon cases of dispute. (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Course Content, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Incentives, Institutional Cooperation, Policy Formation, Professional Recognition, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Load, Television Curriculum, Television Teachers, Videotape Recordings
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Note: Paper prepared for The Feasibility Study of Inter-Institutional Television, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.