ERIC Number: ED301294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation Abstracts, Volume X, Numbers 1-30. 1988.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v10 n1-30 1988
This series of one- to two-page abstracts highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the abstracts include: (1) staff development; (2) integrating computers into the curriculum; (3) a strategy for selecting and hiring good teachers; (4) faculty involvement in support services for disabled students; (5) a 3-week course in health and self-awareness taught in Yosemite National Park; (6) using a team approach to improve communication among students in different health fields; (7) cooperation with high schools; (8) cultural immersion and developmental education; (9) improving students' chances for academic success; (10) a class assignment that has composition students visit various departments and offices on campus, while improving their vocabulary and writing skills; (11) eliminating the letter grading system; (12) learning to learn strategies; (13) cost/benefit testing; (14) teaching English composition; (15) "research" in freshman chemistry; (16) historical illiteracy in the community college; (17) assessment and advisement; (18) behaviors associated with academic success; (19) student-teacher relations; (20) keeping abreast of academic trends; (21) the reinstatement of taking roll; (22) the role of the department chair; (23) role playing in history instruction; (24) the high school-to-college transition; (25) instructor-created barriers to student learning; (26) moving from theory to practice in science instruction; (27) physics students' retention; (28) the instructor as division chair; (29) using the law library as a resource; (30) establishing academic objectives by consensus; (31) competency-based learning; (32) improving students' ability to take multiple-choice exams; (33) using student information cards; and (34) teaching thinking skills. (AJL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
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.