ERIC Number: ED100243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Instructional Development at Illinois State University, 1973-1974.
Illinois State Univ., Normal. Office of Undergraduate Instruction.
This is a report on instructional development activities at Illinois State University designed to improve the quality of undergraduate education. The report is organized around four basic kinds of instructional development activities that took place on the campus during 1973-74. These activities are: (1) the Instructional Development Program (IDP) that provides support funds directly to faculty members, on an approved proposal basis, to improve classroom instruction. These "minigrant" proposals are reviewed by a faculty-student committee, with awards made on the basis of the quality of the proposal and the likely success of the project in improving the quality of the educational experience in a particular class or course. Each of the 40 IDP projects funded are described briefly. (2) The summer Instructional Development Program provided 44 faculty members with grants to assist them with instructional development projects. Each project is summarized in the form of brief reports prepared by the participating faculty member. (3) The Educational Innovation Program provided funds for 11 EIP projects ranging from the Humanities Education Theatre Company to Individualized English Composition and the Special Education Junior Semester Off-Campus. Each of the projects is described. (4) The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program, designed to involve upper division students in the lower division instructional program and to provide assistance to faculty members teaching such courses, is described and evaluated. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Office of Undergraduate Instruction.