ERIC Number: ED219031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Development Report: A Program for Instructional Development at the University of North Dakota, Eighteen Month Report (July 1980-December 1981).
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.
The development of resources for improved instruction and professional development of University of North Dakota faculty members, which was funded by the Bush Foundation, is reviewed. The primary grant activity was the creation of an Office of Instructional Development and the expansion of existing efforts to enhance the quality of instruction at the university. The Office of Instructional Development has provided direct assistance to faculty and staff members by providing resource materials on teaching, consultation, and assistance in instructional development projects. The office provides a central, formalized source of consultation for faculty and staff regarding teaching, and also has sponsored workshops and seminars. The Office has assisted in the following instructional development projects: science education, academic skills, honors, instructional media, and graduate courses related to college teaching. The Bush grants an matching university funds have also made it possible to fund projects: 27 faculty projects and 33 faculty members are identified, along with the project grant awards; and similar information is provided for 39 instructional development contracts in the areas of curriculum, instructional materials, interdisciplinary activities, professional development, department instructional planning, and faculty resources for instructional development. Ten faculty members and their activities and salaries during sabbatical leaves funded through the project are identified. Attention is also directed to advocacy efforts, the organization and governance of faculty development, results of a formal evaluation covering 18 months of the overall program, and future directions. The results of questionnaires on the visibility of faculty development work and faculty expectations are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Programs, Consultation Programs, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Grants, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Material Development, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Professional Training, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Sabbatical Leaves, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bush Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.