ERIC Number: ED196492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Abstracts, Volume I, Numbers 1-15.
Watkins, Karen, Ed.
Brief, two-page abstracts are provided for 15 educational topics of interest to community college faculty, administrators, and staff. Each abstract is coded to indicate intended audience, subject category, and level of concern. The topics covered by the abstracts are: (1) five major components of teacher evaluation; (2) writing an abstract; (3) creating a positive, non-threatening learning environment for students; (4) the role of higher education in the 1980's; (5) techniques for improving initial contacts with individuals or groups; (6) the creative use of silence in group discussions; (7) Study Unlimited, a cooperative program of Black Hawk College (IL) and the River Bend Library System; (8) the American College Testing Program's College Outcomes Measures Project, which assesses general education competencies; (9) a new definition of literacy; (10) the use of standard error in achieving fair grading practices; (11) strategies, including participatory management, for institutional change; (12) the premises, organization, and benefits of the cluster college concept at Oakton Community College (IL); (13) applications of the Cloze Procedure; (14) the statistical indicators which predict change in the educational environment; and (15) organizing effective staff development programs. Each abstract provides references for further information. (JP)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Basic Skills, Classroom Environment, Cloze Procedure, College Administration, College Faculty, Cooperative Programs, Departments, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Change, Literacy, Organizational Objectives, Prediction, Program Descriptions, Public Libraries, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Test Reliability, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.