ERIC Number: ED327245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Generating Faculty Dialogue across Colleges: A Personal Experience. Transfer Working Papers, Volume 2, Number 1, January 1991.
Grossbach, Barry L.
In 1989, a 1-week summer workshop involving faculty from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), and LaSalle and Temple Universities (Philadelphia) was held to discuss student transfer bewteen institutions with special emphasis on the rate of successful enrollment and transfer of minority students. CCP coordinated this first workshop, assembling a total of 30 faculty representatives from the three schools. Workshop organizers argued that if faculty across colleges developed a sense of common classroom practices, this would eventually percolate up to the administrative levels where articulation agreements are hammered out. As an outgrowth of the workshop, six working groups were formed in fall 1989 representing the disciplines of physical science, history, math, English, social sciences, and foreign languages. A total of 40 faculty members from the three colleges participated in five 2-hour meetings held for each discipline. The content of these discussions was more specific than during the summer 1989 workshop, covering issues of course syllabi, the nature of exams and writing assignments, appropriate reading materials, sequencing of courses, and criteria for mathematics literacy. These meetings were held in preparation for a 2-day conference planned for the following spring. The conference, held in April 1990, brought together 150 educators from two- and four-year institutions from across the state. The workshops and discussion groups, shaped by the members of the original six disciplinary committees, focused on course content and classroom teaching. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer.