ERIC Number: ED138188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Support for Teachers. Criteria for the Evaluation, Support, and Recognition of College Teachers.
Criteria for the Evaluation, Support, and Recognition of College Teachers, n3 Sep 1976
Institutions can give support to the teacher's place in the interaction of the teacher, the student and a body of knowledge through the establishment of a separate unit such as a Center on Teaching. This report identifies some tangible means by which such a unit can help teachers sustain and improve instruction. The basic services that are highlighted include the dissemination of information regarding new techniques in instructional development through faculty newsletters; the giving of money and/or advice through special funds for the improvement of instruction and workshops, seminars and consultation; the use of instructional technology through a variety of media and special instructional arrangements; evaluation of student achievement, teacher competence, and impact of instructional and curricular change; and establishment of credibility with the faculty by careful choice of personnel and location of the unit. Some problems and issues that are generally met by such a unit are discussed. They include teacher resistance to change, a lack of general understanding of what constitutes good teaching, and the impact of institutional reward structures. (JMF)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Change Strategies, College Faculty, Counseling, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Evaluation, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Information Dissemination, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
National Project III, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, The University of Michigan, 109 E. Madison, Ann Arbor, Mi. 48109
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.