ERIC Number: ED359867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Excellence in the Liberal Arts.
A planning and discussion committee was formed at the University of Arkansas (Little Rock) to evaluate the role that faculty teaching assessment might take in a planned liberal arts teaching excellence project. The committee leader attended an Assessment Strategies Workshop conducted by Trudy Banta at the University of Tennessee. The committee head then shared materials from the workshop with all committee members and other faculty and had a research assistant check the availability of all bibliographical material, about half of which was readily available. The committee met continuously for project planning over the weeks following the workshop in order to prepare the project proposal for liberal arts teaching excellence. Though the committee's proposal for further funding was denied, the discussion committee's work had many beneficial results including increased understanding by faculty participants of assessment and its role in higher education. The committee developed resource materials for assessment and identified library holdings, a draft for a faculty development project was produced and participants are positioned to plan future projects. Appended is a copy of the draft project proposal on faculty development. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock.