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ERIC Number: ED067033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 18
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Director's Evaluation Report. Training Program for Inexperienced College Teachers.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Among formal organizations, higher educational institutions are perhaps the worst offenders in failing to prepare staff to function successfully in their professional roles. Because of this, the University of Iowa initiated a training program for inexperienced college teachers. The primary purpose of this short-term training program was to assist in the initial development of teaching competence for faculty members in 4-year liberal arts colleges. This purpose has been expanded into 3 broad objectives that represent the major aims of the program. (1) The comprehension of selected major principles of college teaching with particular emphasis on: (a) clarification of the aims of higher education; (b) course planning; (c) basic principles of learning and instruction; (d) characteristics of students considered important to instruction; (e) alternative teaching strategies and techniques; (f) innovative ideas in education; and (g) techniques of evaluation. (2) The application of these principles by each participant to instruction in his own discipline. (3) Development of an awareness and understanding by each participant of his potential strengths and weaknesses as a college teacher and initial development of a program of self-improvement to overcome instructional weaknesses. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.