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ERIC Number: ED158683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-29
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Persuading the Institution to Experiment: Strategies for Seduction. Occasional Paper No. 9.
Mathis, B. Claude
Increasinq emphasis in higher education on teaching and learning as well as on research and development has occurred. Several publications are cited concerning faculty development projects that help to identify change strategies. The success of a particular strategy for improving teaching and learning is dependent on the acceptance and enthusiasm of the teacher and the distribution of power in the institution. Change strategies should reflect differences that exist between training and education. The need for faculty development at different stages of the teaching career is discussed. Sixteen specific change strategies are presented including the following: publishing a newsletter that reports outstanding teaching efforts in the school, making grants available for experimentation in teaching, setting up informal meetings of distinguished tenured faculty and junior colleagues for discussion of common problems about teaching, appointing facultv members as resource consultants for locating resources on campus for improving teaching and solving instructional problems, providing workshops on technologies useful in teaching, requiring that faculty members submit a self-evaluation of their teaching effectiveness, establishing a system of cash awards for special achievements in teaching, working with students to promote changes in the teaching/learning environment, and establishing a center on campus for the development of teaching improvement programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the symposium on Improving Business Education Through Innovative Technology, Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin (March 25-29, 1974)