ERIC Number: ED250968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing the Faculty. Faculty Development for the Microcomputing Program.
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.
The preparation of Drexel University faculty for the introduction of a microcomputing program is described. Faculty training had to be done on a variety of levels, from basic training in computer operation for the novice to advanced training in highly technical procedures and languages. Maximum faculty participation was sought throughout the planning, training, and implementation stages of the program. Faculty input included specification of university hardware and software needs, identification of vendors, relay of information between program staff and college divisions, and development of faculty training programs. Contents of the faculty introductory course and the topics of additional seminars are identified. Additional information on the introductory seminars, special programs, demonstrations, and a speakers series is provided. Technical assistance and other special resources available on campus are discussed with attention to release time for faculty projects, electronic searches to help faculty locate information, assistance in software design, programming support, services of the university's Software Review Center, exchange of ideas concerning software development efforts, and policy development concerning royalty payments for university-sponsored projects. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teacher Role, Technical Assistance
Drexel University, Microcomputing Program, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.