ERIC Number: ED264788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Development in the 80's.
Gardner, Brenda S.
The purposes and approaches of faculty development are discussed, along with specific college faculty development programs. A model for examining such activities and a framework for designing and implementing a faculty development workshop are also examined. Popular faculty development efforts include: faculty mentors for new faculty, conferences or seminars on the theories and concepts underlying teaching, grant or leave programs, and newsletters and articles on college instruction. A chart distinguishes between low and high risk types of faculty development activities in terms of such factors as whether attendance is voluntary, whether the faculty needs to be passive or active, and moderate or high time requirements. Low risk activities are those familiar to individual faculty that are not perceived as a threat to their competency or ego. Starting faculty development efforts that are low risk helps to gain credibility and support for any type of program. Gradually, a more collaborative approach to faculty and institutional development can be put into action. A workshop for faculty that responds to their needs is one way to start a faculty development program. In addition to issues in planning a faculty development workshop, content that might be included in a workshop on adult students is identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Milwaukee, WI, November 6-10, 1985).