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ERIC Number: ED369464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Pages: 9
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Instructors as Investors: A Collegial Conspiracy To Improve Classroom Instruction.
Lawson, Joan Kenny
Due to heavy teaching loads, high adjunct faculty numbers, and scheduling and commuting factors, community college faculty infrequently have the opportunity to share in a collegial forum. In an attempt to provide an opportunity for faculty to share innovative instructional strategies and discuss their work, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), in Troy, New York, established the SHOWCASE project. SHOWCASE began with highly publicized surveys distributed to faculty and staff designed to elicit possible forum topics and suggested presenters. Once the survey results were reviewed, five workshops were developed, publicized via SHOWCASE letterhead notice posted on campus, and conducted. Each workshop included a 1-hour presentation by the members involved, a packet of related readings and handouts, a workshop evaluation, and a flyer advertising the next SHOWCASE workshop. Each session was videotaped and stored for future reference in HVCC's Center for Effective Teaching. SHOWCASE forums included interactive video presentations on "The Context Driven Classroom,""Hooke, Newton, and Bungee: Using Interactive Video to Teach Physics," and "Women and Minority Issues: An Interactive Inquiry of Attitudes"; traditional presentations on "Quality in the Classroom,""Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities," and "Developing Guidelines for Students' Written Work"; and a roundtable discussion on"Dealing with Prejudice in the Classroom." HVCC's faculty has responded favorably to the SHOWCASE program, which has increased faculty collegiality. (MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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