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ERIC Number: ED133255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Partnership Models for Faculty Development.
Ferren, Ann S.; White, Louise G.
An effort to create a successful faculty development program in political science is described. Intended as a program of faculty renewal which would affect the real lives and interests of faculty members, the program is based on the contributions of one education faculty member who joined and interacted intensely with a university political science faculty for two years. The first section of the report was written by an administrator. It discusses the nature of the subject matter taught in political science, its effect on faculty needs and interests, the structural realities of the classroom in the mid-1970s, student perceptions of faculty, reward systems within the university, and the dilemma facing administrators as they allocate funds. The second section, written from the educator's point of view, describes the experiment. It discusses the attempt to gain legitimacy for the political science faculty; methods of dealing with student performance, teaching problems, and course structure; troubleshooting models; teaching improvement minicourses; evaluation of programs; and establishment of a clearinghouse to promote collegial support. Preliminary evaluation indicates that faculty members involved in the program have begun to diagnose problem areas, develop new teaching skills, and have experienced a resurgence of interest in teaching. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Faculty, College Instruction, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Experiments, Educational Problems, Evaluation Methods, Faculty, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Models, Political Science, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Social Sciences, Staff Development, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, D.C., November 4-7, 1976)