ERIC Number: ED221250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Great Teaching. 1982 Institute on Staff Development Proceedings (Austin, Texas, May 25-28, 1982).
Baker, George A.; And Others
Full texts and abstracts of conference presentations are provided in the proceedings of the 1982 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development conference held to celebrate and promote teaching excellence in the community college. After an introduction to the conference and its theme by George A. Baker, K. Patricia Cross, in a presentation entitled "Teaching in Community Colleges," underscores the necessity for community colleges to understand their diverse missions in order to support great teaching and points to the need for links within the total educational community. Next, Dale Parnell, in "A Template for Excellence," identifies three key needs for community colleges to address in aiming for excellence in the 1980s: institutional congruence, vitality, and a student-centered focus. Then, John E. Roueche's presentation, "The Need for Excellence in College Teaching," emphasizes that great teachers are able to get learners actively involved in their courses, create a positive learning environment, practice what they preach, employ appropriate reinforcement strategies, and constantly demonstrate commitment to teaching. Following a summary of conference sub-themes, which ranged from the new student population to ways in which administrators can support teaching excellence, Nancy Armes and Karen Watkins describe personal concerns that affect teaching quality and outline the characteristics of excellent teachers. A list of master teachers is followed by 78 abstracts of teaching innovations and collaborative efforts. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.