ERIC Number: ED217751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Academic Profession. Teaching in Higher Education.
Morrill, Paul H.; Spees, Emil R.
Teaching in higher education is examined in terms of the normal duties and responsibilities of the college instructor, some of the newer instructional patterns and innovations, educational technology, and skills needed to guide the learning process. Chapters include: the context of higher education; roles in the academic profession; basic concepts; learning theories; planning to teach and classroom strategies; teacher characteristics; the innovative instructor; creativity and motivation; general teaching model; strategies for learning; educational technologies and course designs; aspects of research and compatibility with teaching; service in the profession; college and university governance; professional/educational associations; unionization and collective bargaining; academic freedom and tenure; evaluation in the academic profession; faculty development; and issues and reforms. It is suggested that higher education will have to constantly evaluate itself in terms of service to the community and student-technological changes that affect society, and the values and priorities system it will represent. It is concluded that the future will demand a more educated population as society becomes more complex, and it will be the task of higher education to respond to that need with programs that address social needs. The appendix includes a taxonomy of higher education that was prepared in 1974 by P.H. Morrill (revised 1979). A bibliography and index are also provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Governance, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Theories, Professional Associations, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teacher Welfare, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Models, Teaching (Occupation), Tenure, Unions
Human Services Press, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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