ERIC Number: ED306981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Establishing a Teaching Resources Center.
American River Coll., Sacramento, CA. Teaching Resources Center.
The Teaching Resources Center (TRC) at American River College in California was developed to improve instruction and offer a variety of activities and services to faculty. Colleges interested in establishing a similar program should recognize that the development of a TRC requires planning, implementation, and evaluation. The planning phase begins with a group of faculty in touch with the college and its faculty's needs and interests. Other planning steps include visiting an existing center, gaining administrative and faculty support, defining the purposes and functions of the TRC, and developing a precise plan and timeline for the first year. Decisions must be made concerning location, staffing, resources, equipment, and budget. The implementation phase involves the purchase of necessary materials, supplies, and equipment, the creation of an advisory committee representing various instructional interests, the development of a resource list, the use of established vehicles to publicize the TRC, and the opening of the center. The evaluation phase requires accurate records and a follow-up system to obtain feedback from participants. (ALB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Coll. Fund for Instructional Improvement.
Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA. Teaching Resources Center.