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ERIC Number: ED339432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Part-Time, Off-Campus Instructors: A Support Program for Improving Teaching Effectiveness.
Eggers, Patricia
In spring 1986, Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) initiated a program to provide part-time, off-campus instructors with the professional support required to improve teaching effectiveness. The plan involved training 14 "master teachers" to function as evaluators of part-time, off-campus instructors. Master teachers have a minimum of 5 years of "successful" teaching experience (i.e., they received excellent/superior ratings on student and administrative evaluations). During the academic year, each part-time, off-campus instructor is visited by an evaluator with expertise in the evaluatee's discipline. The evaluator rates the observed teaching behaviors and prepares a summary of the instructor's teaching strengths and weaknesses. After the evaluation, the evaluator confers with the evaluatee to construct a plan for teaching improvement. Following a review of the program, the bulk of the paper consists of seven sections with guidelines for improving instructional effectiveness in the classroom. These sections include: (1) "On Excellence in Teaching"; (2) "Creating a Climate for Learning"; (3) "Effective Classroom Observation Techniques"; (4) "Motivating Students"; (5) "The Feedback Lecture," including strategies for teaching listening and notetaking skills, sample discussion questions, and lecture outlines; (6) "Effective Discussions," reviewing affective learning objectives, and tactics for questioning and promoting student participation; and (7) "The Question," including methods for developing probing questions and tactics for fielding student responses and student questions. (PAA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (70th, Seattle, WA, April 22-25, 1990).