ERIC Number: ED348027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Faculty Development and Instructional Technology in Selected Colleges and Universities.
Stephens, Robert E.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of instructional and educational technology related to planning, delivery, evaluation, and content selection. Also under investigation were the internal organizations of universities that sponsor and deliver faculty development, and where the ultimate responsibility for faculty development lies. Two types of questionnaires were designed and used in the study, and three types of respondents were surveyed. The sample was the 170 U.S. colleges and universities included in "Masters Curricula in Educational Communications and Technology: A Descriptive Directory," by Jenny Johnson, et al., 1989. Participants in the study were media services directors, department heads of instructional technology academic programs, and the person in the institution responsible for the faculty development program. Questionnaires solicited information on the subjects' perceptions of faculty development at their institutions, campus organizations and departments offering faculty development workshops, and types of workshops offered with instructional technology content. Results indicate that: (1) many departments and committees on campus provide teacher workshops designed to enhance professional development; (2) most of the workshops are administered through a faculty development office or academic affairs office; (3) most of the workshops focused on use of microcomputers and computer technology; and (4) instructional design principles such as needs assessment and evaluation are under utilized. (9 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division; see IR 015 706.