ERIC Number: ED105924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for a Compilation of Requirements and Teaching Methods of Courses at Gaston College.
Jones, Dean H.
The purpose of this practicum was to determine the response of faculty members and students to the possibility of producing a pamphlet listing instructional methodologies and course requirements for classes at Gaston College (North Carolina). A questionnaire was completed by twenty-five instructors and twenty-five students, and additional information was acquired through several personal interviews. The results showed overwhelming support for the proposal from the students, whereas faculty were almost evenly divided in their views. Faculty objections to the proposal included: (1) it would limit academic freedom; (2) it would result in instructional inflexibility; (3) students would avoid certain instructors; (4) students would be exposed to a limited variety of instructional methodologies; (5) it would create extra work for teachers; and (6) instructors would be unfairly labeled. Both students and instructors agreed that the pamphlet would affect class enrollments and reduce student withdrawals, especially early withdrawals. Based on the results of the questionnaire, personal interviews, and related literature, the author recommends development of the instructional methods and course requirements pamphlet. A format for the pamphlet is presented. (AH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree