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ERIC Number: ED031221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Pages: 37
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The Preparation of Faculty for the Implementation of Innovations in Curriculum and Instruction: Guidelines for Orientation and In-Service Education Programs.
Jensen, Mary E.
Growth of colleges, varying faculty experience, and program and student body diversity have accentuated the need for sound faculty orientation and in-service programs, especially where innovation, development, and use of new instructional media are stressed. After interviewing 11 faculty members at three colleges, the author has prepared 23 guidelines, for single or combined use. They are: find out the college's views on in-service training and innovation; determine the needs and experience of the faculty; set up clear communication channels; budget for in-service training, orientation, innovation; select responsible administrative officers; develop goals and objectives for all programs; prepare to evaluate them; design data-gathering tools; note the process of change in committee and faculty sessions; plan orientation and in-service programs far ahead of fall term; be sure they are comprehensive; use any new media (hard- and software) in demonstrations to the faculty; provide reference materials; allow for informal discussion breaks and for individual and group sessions in the schedule; spread the gospel of change and innovation; include outside authorities and consultants in the sessions; allow for release of "gripes" in intensive sessions; seek out the innovators in present staff and when hiring new members; give incentives to innovators (released time, professional meeting time, praise); provide technical, clerical, and research support; establish reciprocity of commitment. (HH)
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Note: Seminar paper