ERIC Number: ED319465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-28
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From Industry to Teaching: The Quality Instruction Program at Hocking Technical College.
Moran, Ralph; And Others
This presentation on Hocking Technical College's (HTC's) Quality Instruction Program (QIP) provides a program description and comments from three HTC faculty members who have been involved in the program in various ways. Recognizing that many faculty members are hired on the basis of their industrial credentials rather than their teaching experience, QIP trains new instructors in the attitudes, pedagogy, and skills necessary for successful teaching. Originally, QIP participants were expected to understand and implement good teaching practices after hearing about them in a lecture. This format led to teacher frustration. The current format has been designed using program offerings as good teaching models. A 4 day, in-service seminar requires active participant involvement in reviewing and revising course outlines, writing course outcomes, planning lessons, and developing mini-lessons. Monthly meetings allow participants to meet with peers in order to discuss difficulties and successes. Classroom observations and conferences between participants and teacher educators also are part of the current program. After Ralph Moran reviews the goals, development, and outcomes of the QIP, Russ Tippett discusses QIP in relation to the HTC's Natural Resources Department, explaining some of the changes that were made to adapt QIP to departmental needs. Finally, Larry Hatem's comments are presented on his experiences when called upon to teach Introduction to Criminal Investigations and Criminal Justice and the ways in which QIP assisted him. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Papers presented at the National Conference on Successful College Teaching (Orlando, FL, February 28, 1990).