ERIC Number: ED344540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
To Improve the Academy: Resources for Student, Faculty, and Institutional Development, Volume 7.
Kurfiss, Joanne Gainen, Ed.
This collection of papers, the seventh in an annual series, presents views of members of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education on classroom research, the fostering of student inquiry, the realities and possibilities of academic life, and the training and support of academic professionals. Articles and authors are as follows: "Project Learn: Encouraging Innovation and Professional Growth Through Classroom Research" (Kate Brooks); "Notes on a Classroom Research Program" (Bette LaSere Erickson, Glenn R. Erickson); "Art Essays and Computer Letters" (Wendy Holmes); "Alternatives for Evaluating the Death Education Student" (J. Eugene Knott); "Evaluating Structured Group Activities for the Large Class" (John Stevenson); "Undergraduate Students' Use of Time: A Classroom Investigation" (Barbara E. Brittingham); "Weekly Quizzes and Examination Performance in Intermediate Accounting" (Joseph Matoney); "Student Styles and Learning in Two College of Business Courses" (Blair Lord); "Improving Teaching by Reflecting on Practice" (Ron Smith, Fred Schwartz); "Using Field Methods as an Instructional Tool" (Donald H. Wulff, Jody D. Nyquist); "Topics in Question: Active Learning through Inquiry" (Susan Lundvall Brodie); "Assessing Faculty Quality of Life" (Jon Hageseth, Sally Atkins); "Satisfactions and Concerns of New University Teachers" (Mary Deane Sorcinelli); "Helping Faculty Meet New Pressures for Scholarly Writing" (Robert Boice); "On Being a Faculty Member or Things Your Dissertaton Adviser Never Told You" (Richard Thompson, Jim Turner, Robert Boice); "The Washington Center: A Grass Roots Approach to Faculty Development and Curricular Reform" (Barbara Leigh Smith); "Collaborating with Departmental TA Coordinators: The Next Step?" (Nancy Chism); "Practices Used by Excellent Department Chairs to Enhance the Growth and Development of Faculty" (Myra Wilhite, Anita Leininger); "Developing Management Skills of Academic Professionals" (Len Ainsworth). References follow articles. Contains an author and title index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Career Development, Case Studies, College Faculty, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, Quality of Working Life, Skill Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Study
New Forums Press, 219 E. Greenvale Ct., Stillwater, OK 74076 ($8.50 plus $1.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education.