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ERIC Number: ED298895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Matter of Survival.
Diamond, Robert M.
This chapter considers ways in which college or university instructional development centers can enhance their effectiveness in order to insure their "survival" in the face of budgetary restraints and administrative scrutiny. It is suggested that in order to do so, a center must become an integral part of the institution, must be productive, and must establish its own credibility. Six recommendations are made for implementing this strategy: (1) build in a content check; (2) take care of how the products look; (3) build in evaluation from the beginning; (4) develop a reputation for support, friendliness, and professionalism; (5) find out what is working and what isn't for other institutions and agencies; and (6) work with faculty members who have the necessary content expertise, the respect of their peers, and who care about teaching and instruction. "Planning for the Evaluation of Programs and Agencies," an instrument developed for the evaluation of an instructional development agency, is appended. (Author/EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: In: Instructional Development: The State of the Art, II; see IR 013 273. For volume I, see ED 292 444.