ERIC Number: ED054740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
West Tennessee Research Development Consortium. Final Report.
Petry, John R.
The West Tennessee Research Develpment Consortium was formed to increase research potential in 2 developing West Tennessee colleges: Freed-Hardeman College and Lane College. The research development program sought to train in research methodology 1 person on each campus and to offer concurrently an in-service training program to 8 faculty members on each campus. The training program aimed to upgrade teaching and review research proposal writing, instructional processes, research methods, and implications of research for developing institutions. The 16 selected faculty members met 2 hours weekly during the fall semester of 1969-70 and at irregular intervals during the second semester to develop new curriculum materials and receive experimental instruction. The group were evaluated by students through 2 rating instruments: the Purdue Rating Scale for Instruction and the Stanford teacher Competence Appraisal Guide. Results showed only a few instances of significant differences--all of them negative--on the 2 rating scales when comparing the difference scores of the faculty groups. However, although the data indicated the instructional changes made little apparent difference, it was recommended that a program of this type be continued. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.