ERIC Number: ED175439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-7
Reference Count: 0
Proposed Five-Year Plan for the Division of Instructional Development, Merrill Library and Learning Resources Program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Eastmond, J. N., Jr.
Given the difficulty of representing the interests of a diverse faculty such as Utah State University, this 5-year plan has sought relevant information from both faculty and administrators in an assessment of the needs of the university for this period. Some conclusions about needs have been drawn from existing data: enrollment can be expected to remain steady or to experience a slight decline; the emphasis on quality teaching will increase; students are dissatisfied with survey courses; critical skill areas include communications, problem solving, and managerial practices; and graduate teaching assistants have little preparation for teaching other than their specific academic training. The objectives of the Instructional Development Office are reviewed in the context of these needs, and areas of staffing and financing of instructional development activities are addressed. An implementation flow chart of activities scheduled in the instructional development office over the next five years is provided, as well as a list of references and the tabulated data from a survey of undergraduate students in survey courses. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Merrill Library and Learning Resources Program.