ERIC Number: ED316276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Inventory: Seven Principles for Good Practices in Undergraduate Education.
In 1990, the full-time teaching faculty of Catonsville Community College (CCC) were given a faculty inventory as part of a staff development activity. The staff development program included a faculty meeting devoted to a panel discussion of the seven principles for good practices in undergraduate education designed by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Responses to the faculty inventory were received from 117 faculty members from units throughout the campus. Major results of the survey are as follows: (1) activities such as faculty sharing of experiences, knowing students by name, mentoring, and making special efforts for a diverse student body were often or very often practiced, while activities pertaining to student life and extracurricular activities were the least often practiced; (2) the most frequently practiced activity related to cooperation among students dealt with using performance criteria to determine grades, rather than comparing students to each other; (3) active learning practices were followed often by the majority of faculty members, and an overwhelming number gave their students concrete situations and real-life problems to analyze often or very often; (4) over 75% of the faculty practiced prompt feedback for their students; (5) time on task activities were heavily practiced; and (6) faculty members responded positively to activities such as discouraging inappropriate behavior, using diverse teaching activities, and learning about the varied learning styles, interests, and backgrounds of their students. (JMC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catonsville Community Coll., MD. Office of Institutional Research.