ERIC Number: ED198885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Abstracts. Volume II, Numbers 1-31.
Watkins, Karen, Ed.
Brief, two-page papers are presented on 31 educational topics of interest to community college faculty, administrators, and staff. Each paper is coded to indicate intended audience, subject category, and level of concern. The following topics are considered: (1) preferred learning style and grade achievement; (2) the community college mission; (3) computer-based instructional management; (4) the teacher's impact on the college environment; (5) basic skills self-assessment for beginning students; (6) student recruitment, retention, and attrition; (7) improving student access to support services; (8) selecting learning activities; (9) determining the readability of instructional materials; (10) modifying instruction for students who do not perform well under traditional methods; (11) pedagogical theory; (12) organizing students into small work groups; (13) attitudinal barriers to change; (14) institutional policy for learning; (15) the classroom environment; (16) desirable student behavior in class; (17) computer-based readability analysis; (18) self-concept's relationship to achievement; (19) classroom arrangement; (20) organizational change; (21) a program for older adults; (22) measures of classroom climate; (23) blackboard use; (24) hidden prerequisites for college courses; (25) student passivity; (26) interpersonal communication; (27) migrant education; (28) achieving agreement within an organization; (29) Benjamin Bloom's "alterable variables"; (30) changing "The System"; and (31) the premises of professional commitment. (JP)
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.