ERIC Number: ED341423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
RSC Classroom Research Consortium Project: 1990-91/Year-Two Report.
Anthony, Mary Anne
In 1989, a consortium of four community colleges in Southern California (i.e., Cerritos College, Mt. San Antonio College, Rancho Santiago College, and Rio Hondo College) received a Title III grant of $2.5 million to support the development of innovative teaching and learning programs. The specific goals of the project are to increase the academic success and persistence of diverse students and to develop a model to train, pilot, and assess new classroom teaching and learning strategies. During the second year of the 5-year project, over 200 faculty were trained to pilot test and assess classroom methods; and pilot curricula were developed for computer-assisted instruction, cooperative learning, critical thinking, learning logs across the disciplines, classroom assessment and research, and library research with new technologies. Following a review of second-year project activities, the bulk of this report consists of narratives by faculty describing their application of various classroom research, assessment, and instructional techniques. Divided into six sections, the following reports are presented: (1) eight reports on the application of the Cross-Angelo classroom assessment technique; (2) six reports on cooperative learning efforts; (3) six reports on the use of learning logs; (4) three reports on multicultural instructional efforts; (5) two reports on computer-assisted instruction; and (6) nine reports on various techniques including multiculturalism, writing portfolios, and critical thinking. Applications for participation in the project and related discussion groups, and copies of consortia newsletters are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Student Journals, Teaching Methods, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.