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ERIC Number: ED111308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 24
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Implementing Contract Learning Innovation Process in Higher Education.
Lindquist, Jack
Some of the reasons for adopting contract learning and some strategies used at Empire State College, the University of South Carolina, and Wilmington College, are useful in aiding the adoption of new ways of teaching and learning. Several useful strategies are: (1) launch a committee to study local goals and needs; (2) connect the group and concerned outsiders to evidence about local conditions and to external knowledge resources; (3) seek and sustain support at the top of the institution but broadly involve faculty; (4) persuade persons whose support is needed by personal interaction; (5) develop advisory groups; (6) seek external funding to get things started, but switch to stable internal support as quickly as possible; (7) recruit leaders and faculty who understand the program; (8) carefully evaluate contract learning experiences, outcomes and related costs; (9) provide orientation and professional development opportunities for those who must assume the new roles; (10) provide reasonable workload and suitable rewards for mentoring functions; (11) set up mechanisms to disseminate innovation; (12) establish renewal units such as planning committees, research officers, faculty development centers, policy analysis and planning officers. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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