ERIC Number: ED186924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Working Together: How to Make, Keep, and Use Faculty Friends.
O'Hear, Michael F.
Strong faculty relationships can benefit developmental programs by increasing referrals, creating a climate of support for developmental activities, and increasing resources available to programs; therefore, finding, keeping, and using faculty friends represent essential needs for such programs. Faculty friends may be generated in a number of ways ranging from simple provision of information on program activities to extension of offers of services to faculty members. Even a simple "thank you" is an effective way of garnering support. Once faculty support has been obtained, it is important to plan ways of using that support so that it will not fade away. This can be done in a variety of ways, including having faculty members publicize in their classes both general information on the developmental program and on specific activities; participate in programs to aid student academic adjustment; make videotapes for use in developmental work on note taking; tape descriptions of introductory classes for use during advisement and registration; serve on a developmental studies committee; actively search out likely candidates to become tutors in the program; and provide the developmental program with syllabi of their introductory courses. From publicizing the developmental studies program to acquiring student and faculty respect for and participation in program activities, establishing close working relationships with the faculty is essential. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (13th, San Francisco, CA, March 27-30, 1980).