ERIC Number: ED306855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Center for Teaching and Learning.
Annis, Linda F.
The Center for Teaching and Learning at Ball State University is described in this report. Designed to make continuing efforts to improve the teaching and learning process, it offers many unique programs aimed at disseminating knowledge on the subject and encouraging faculty to use the results of these activities to improve their teaching. Some of the special programs are: periodic presentations on topics of general interest (e.g. testing and evaluation, course planning and objectives, and the art of lecturing); a newsletter distributed every term to faculty and staff with information on past and future teaching and learning improvement activities and materials; the Teaching Improvement Process program (which uses trained faculty teaching consultants to work with other faculty members); consultation on teaching and learning issues on an informal basis; and a series of "Friday at Noon" discussion groups on teaching and learning issues. The Center is also a central source of assistance, resources, and encouragement for efforts to improve teaching and learning across the campus. It is estimated that about 10,000 faculty, students, and administrators are impacted by this project each academic year. (SM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Models, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, State Universities, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.