ERIC Number: ED161315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Development in Individualized Education Project (1976-1978). Final Report.
The Faculty Development in Individualized Education Project was established at the University of Minnesota in 1976 as a special two-year effort to improve the systems of faculty involvement in individualized education at the undergraduate level (part of the University Without Walls program). The project's main assumption was that faculty members' individualized work with undergraduates is an overload function, typically unrelated to his regular professional responsibilities, and that this causes problems for faculty members and students alike. The project's main outcomes took the form of publications, which are listed in the final report. Throughout its research and information-sharing activities, the project discovered a theme: individualized work with students ranks exceedingly low among the priorities of the faculty and institution as a whole. It is concluded that in order for students and faculty to be well served, individualized education is best placed within regular faculty activity and departmental functions. Interdisciplinary and extra-departmental frameworks for such faculty involvements are unlikely to be productive. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Departments, External Degree Programs, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Publications, State Universities, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Without Walls, Minneapolis, MN.