ERIC Number: ED124036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
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Facilitating Instructional Development in Higher Education.
Lawrason, Robin E.; Hedberg, John G.
Faculty, administrators, ID staff, and graduate students involved in instructional development within higher education generated and ranked factors instrumental in the successful operation of Instructional Development Centers (IDC). Twenty factors were selected, then rated in order of perceived importance and ability to be manipulated by the administration and by the IDC. Results indicated in this initial study that factors related to administration (budgetary support, placement of the IDC in the hierarchy, and rewards to faculty); and to the IDC (skills of staff and director) are better indicators of success than factors related to IDC image and faculty skills. The factors that facilitate ID appear to evolve from the "concerns" of the individual rather than the position he holds. The model derived from this analysis provides a paradigm for decision-making in the establishment, operation and promotion of instructional development within the institution. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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