ERIC Number: ED291418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation Abstracts, Vol. IX, No. 1-28.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v9 n1-28 Jan-Dec 1987
This series of one- and two-page abstracts highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the articles include the use of Hollywood films as a tool for teaching history; displaced homemaker programs; the relationship between teaching and scholarship; helping students write for the real world; incorporating art assignments in science classes; increasing written output among academics; low-cost/high-impact marketing; the practicality of the liberal arts major; learning biology through writing; the instructional skills workshop as a mechanism for instructional and organizational renewal; the START program (Success through Attrition/Retention Techniques) at Jefferson Community College (Kentucky); the partnership exam at Ashland Community College; the "high tech" classroom as a theater for the mind; teaching critical reading as a way of teaching critical thinking; the Faculty Mentor Program at Austin Community College (Texas); writing as a way of learning; implementing a community college wellness program on a shoestring budget; in praise of exhibits; teaching mathematics as a language; beating the high cost of microcomputers; the New Mexico Junior College Part-Time Faculty Program; transitions from the classroom to consulting; bringing faculty together with the "Faculty Forum"; getting students to think; writing in the quantitative classroom; mid-course evaluations; the laboratory practical final; and tips for teaching excellence and student motivation. (UCM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.