ERIC Number: ED311967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community Colleges, Volume VIII, September 1989.
Carpenter, Don A., Ed.
Focus, v8 Sep 1989
The purpose of "Focus" is to present articles by Utah community college faculty on various curricular and administrative concerns. This issue contains: (1) "Predicting Student Retention," by Nancy M. Smith, which discusses the importance of student assessment as a variable in student retention and presents findings from a study of the relationship of student scores on both the Work Values Inventory and the Self-Directed Search (a self-administered vocational guidance tool) to retention in office occupation programs at Utah Valley Community College (UVCC); (2) "Outcomes Have Feelings," by Gary Parnell, which addresses the emotional outcomes of education and the role of art in emotional education; (3)"Revitalizing General Education," by Pamela Gardner, which discusses the work of a task force created at Salt Lake Community College to revitalize general education and establish an associate of arts degree in humanities; (4) "The Honors Program at UVCC," by Larry Harper, F. Dennis Farnsworth, and Michael Falgoust, which traces the development of the Utah Valley Community College honors program and plans for increasing course offerings; (5) "The Triangle of Teaching Excellence," by Nancy J. Taniguchi, which considers the interrelated roles of faculty, students, and administrators in facilitating teaching excellence through the use of classroom research; (6) "Collaborative Learning Across the Curriculum," by Mary Ann Christison, which lists several assumptions about collaborative learning, reviews research findings on the benefits of the approach, and concludes that the traditional teacher-directed classroom experience should be changed; and (7) "A Letter from Nowhere," by Marilyn Larson, which offers a rebuttal to those who view Utah as "nowhere." (JMC)
Descriptors: Action Research, Affective Objectives, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Educational Quality, General Education, Honors Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Student Attrition, Teacher Student Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah