ERIC Number: ED143323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organization and Implementation of Instructional Development in Higher Education: Some Basic Considerations.
Durzo, Joseph J.
Issues related to the development and implementation of instructional development programs to assist faculty in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of collegiate instruction are discussed from a review and synthesis of the literature. Three different approaches to instructional improvement programs are identified and described. While the literature suggests that some systematic approach can be used to produce solutions to educational problems, there is disagreement among professionals as to the size or scope of the problems to be solved by instructional development programs. Two approaches for generating projects are also discussed. Advice from the literature indicates eight concerns identified as most important to the implementation of such programs in higher education: (1) administrative commitment; (2) administrative location of instructional development agencies; (3) institutional reward structure; (4) instructional development procedures; (5) team approach to instructional development; (6) faculty development; (7) maximizing impact; and (8) evaluation. References are appended. (JPF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Miami, Florida, April 26, 1977)