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ERIC Number: ED353027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Maintaining Faculty Excellence. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 79.
Kroll, Keith, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n79 Fall 1992
Offering new perspectives on community college faculty recruitment and training, and on the renewal of current faculty, this journal issue contains articles on preservice training, faculty development, and teacher improvement. The following 10 chapters are included: (1) "Quo Vadis: Staffing the People's College 2000," by Michael H. Parsons, which discusses trends for the 1990s and the active role new faculty must take in the future; (2) "Expertise and Values: How Relevant Is Preservice Training?" by Joyce S. Tsunoda, highlighting problems and innovations in preservice education; (3) "The New Problem of Staff Development," by Martin B. Spear, Evan Seymour, and Dennis McGrath, which discusses ways to avoid weakening and fragmenting faculty and curricula in development efforts; (4)"Faculty Professionalism Reconsidered," by Jim Palmer, examining professionalism from institutional, scholastic, research, and pedagogical frames of reference; (5) "To Walk on Water: Challenges for Community College Faculty," by Nancy Armes LeCroy and Kay McClenney, which emphasizes assessment, diversity, learning, and skills in preparing faculty; (6) "Empowering Faculty Through Redefined Work Roles," by Richard L. Alfred and Vincent Linder, focusing on planned preservice and inservice education; (7) "Down from the Podium: Preparing Faculty for the Learner-Centered Classroom," by Melissa Sue Kort, which suggests four methods to achieve a learner-centered environment; (8) "Using a Developmental Model of Maturity to Enhance Student-Centered Teaching," by Don G. Creamer, which stresses setting course goals and choosing interactive teaching strategies; (9) "Confronting Diversity in the Community College Classroom: Six Maxims for Good Teaching," by Rosemary Gillett-Karam; and (10) "Faculty Development and Renewal: Sources and Information," by Diane Hirshberg. (PAA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Workload, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Learning Theories, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.