ERIC Number: ED205149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Scholar as Teacher: The Development of the New Faculty Member. Final Report.
McKnight, Edgar V.
This project on the professional development of new faculty was undertaken to design and test a program designed to acclimatize new faculty members to Furman University and to the teaching profession. "New faculty members" were defined as those in their first five years of college teaching; approximately twenty-five percent of the Furman faculty members were in this category. The project had four objectives: (1) to provide opportunities for faculty to be exposed to and develop skill in teaching and learning approaches with which they may not be familiar; (2) to provide opportunities for new faculty to become familiar with the values of Furman University and to explore the implications of these values in their work with students; (3) to allow experienced faculty to further develop their knowledge and skills and to serve as resource persons for younger faculty members; and (4) to test a faculty development model that could be continued. The program was designed in three stages: (1) selection and development of the director and steering committee and preliminary activities of the steering committee members as consultants and seminar leaders; (2) workshops and seminars, individual projects of new faculty with experienced faculty as mentors; and (3) evaluation dissemination of the results of the project, and development of a model for continuation of the program. It was concluded that the project was successful and will continue to make a significant difference in the quality of instruction at Furman. Appendices include the questionnaire used in the study, newsletters, and a list of the Lilly Steering Committee members. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Furman Univ., Greenville, SC.