ERIC Number: ED154854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Needs of the New Student. Proceedings of Workshops on Faculty and Staff Development, University of Kentucky Community College System.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.
Three conference papers comprise the bulk of this report on understanding "new students" and their academic needs. "The Promise of Learning Through Developmental Programs", by Johnnie Ruth Clarke, deals with the effectiveness of developmental studies while shattering misconceptions surrounding the labels typically assigned these students, such as "non-traditional", "minority", "disadvantaged", and "developmental". "Improving Interpersonal Relations", by John T. Smith, emphasizes the need to improve communications with a diverse student population and for faculty and staff to be concerned with developing minority awareness and value clarification in order to meet students' needs. In "Implications for Instructional Change: Faculty Development", James O. Hammons identifies institutional barriers to meeting new students' needs and advocates the need for instructional change. Change characteristics, processes, and implications relative to administrative support and a comprehensive faculty/staff development program are discussed. Also included are sample faculty development plans developed by conference participants. The plans cover such areas as need determination, goals and objectives, scheduling provisions, publicity, program, and evaluation plans, administrative support, participation incentives, and predicted obstacles. (TR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Inst. for Higher Educational Opportunity.