ERIC Number: ED112965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the 1973-74 Instructional Development Grant Program.
Rose, Claire; Nyre, Glenn F.
In order to encourage the professional instructional staff to develop innovative teaching strategies and techniques, the Los Angeles Community College District established an Instructional Development Grant Program (IDG) in 1973. This evaluation is based upon a variety of data sources: campus visits, surveys, telephone interviews, and data provided by IDG, including project proposals, final reports, lists of grants, and interviews. Descriptions of individual projects, along with evaluations by the grantees, an analysis by college and amount of funds, and an analysis by objective are presented. The funding strategy for the IDG program was based on the assumption that a small amount of money ($3,500 per grant) would be sufficient to stimulate faculty experimentation and, at the same time, allow a larger number of faculty projects. Recommendations include: an improved evaluation system for individual projects; a change in project emphasis from instructional resources; an increase in project visibility from one campus to another; steps to assure comprehensive, rather than individual, faculty development. Appended is the Instructional Development Grant Program Guide for 1975-76, which outlines IDG procedures. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.