ERIC Number: ED343527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Personal Teaching Improvement Guides Program: A User's Manual [and] A Berkeley Personal Teaching Improvement Guide--Sample.
Wilson, Robert C.
These two documents present (1) a user's guide to the Personal Teaching Improvement Guides Program developed at the University of California, Berkeley and (2) a sample guide. The program uses results of student evaluations (keyed to 24 teaching practices) and descriptions of successful teaching practices to individualize instructional improvement for each faculty member. Provided are instructions for the eight steps needed to implement the program including recruiting faculty members or departments, administering the student questionnaires, generating teacher description profiles, and assembling and distributing the Personal Teaching Improvement Guides for areas rated weak by students. The sample includes the student evaluation results and four "teaching improvement packets" in the specific areas identified by the student evaluations as weak. It includes a guide for their use, a worksheet to encourage specific improvement planning by instructors, and the specific ideas (obtained from interviews with Berkeley teachers rated highly by their students). The sample teaching improvement packets cover: knowing if the class is understanding you or not; having an interesting style of presentation; motivating students to do their best work; and giving interesting and stimulating assignments. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Teaching Innovation and Evaluation Services.