ERIC Number: ED369454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Teaching Learning Enterprise: Miami-Dade Community College's Blueprint for Change.
Jenrette, Mardee S.; Napoli, Vince
In March of 1986, Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) instituted the Miami-Dade Teaching/Learning Project (MDTLP) to help the college improve teaching and learning and respond to the needs of non-traditional students. This book uses a description and evaluation of the MDTLP to present practical guidelines for organizing, managing, institutionalizing, and evaluating educational reform at any institution. The first chapter provides a brief overview of the project, discussing the historical context as well as the development of the program. Each of the subsequent chapters is organized into three sections: "Notes From The Miami-Dade Diary," describing the events related to the chapter's topic as they unfolded at MDCC; "Critical Review," an evaluation of the performance of MDCC, reviewing successes, failures, and suggestions for future improvement; and "Discussion," presenting the principles and practices related to the chapter. The chapters cover the following areas: (1) how MDCC established the project; (2) the process by which important issues were determined; (3) the organization of personnel and responsibilities in implementing the MDTLP; (4) steps taken to ensure adequate communication with constituents; (5) efforts to institutionalize the changes; (6) steps taken to assist individuals with the transition; and (7) evaluation procedures. Three extensive appendixes provide memos, surveys, charts of responsibilities and organization, and other "process" materials from the MDTLP. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Institutional Role, Leadership Responsibility, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges
Anker Publishing Company, Inc., P.O. Box 249, Bolton, MA 01740-0249 ($30.95).
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