ERIC Number: ED224423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Development Report: A Program for Instructional Development at the University of North Dakota. Second Progress Report.
Young, Robert E.; And Others
An evaluation of the instructional development program at the University of North Dakota (UND) over the first 2 years, and 1981-1982 (second year) expenditure data, are presented. The program, which provides resources for improved instruction and professional development of UND faculty members as teachers, involves direct service, grants, and advocacy. The Office of Instructional Development (OID) provides direct service to faculty and staff members through materials, consultation, and assistance. During 1981-1982 two series of publications were initiated to address faculty interest areas and provide faculty an opportunity to write. In addition to direct service, the program provides funds to faculty and staff for projects that may improve instruction. Lists of projects funded through instructional development grants and of faculty who received developmental leave supplements are presented, along with descriptions of projects supported through instructional development contracts. During 1981-1982, 17 instructional development grants, 26 instructional development contracts, and 9 developmental leave supplements were awarded. OID advocacy efforts have included the adult student, science education, general education, and interdisciplinary studies. Additionally, OID has assisted the North Dakota Board of Higher Education and other institutions with their faculty development programs. Results of a faculty survey are presented concerning awareness/knowledge about instructional development programs and perceptions of the effectiveness of instructional development. Specific feedback from faculty who were awarded grants/contracts is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Contracts, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Feedback, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Publications, Sabbatical Leaves, State Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Assistance
Office of Instructional Development, Box 8161, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.