ERIC Number: ED370812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-24
The Making of the Faculty: Fostering Professional Development, Curricular Innovation, and Teamwork Through a Collaborative Science Community.
Ross, Jacqueline; And Others
This paper describes the efforts of a host community generally referred to as a "Collaborative Community" and comprised of the Biology and Math departments of the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout), the Math and Biology Departments of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-EC), and the Departments of Math, Biology, and Chemistry of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-RF). The group's major focus is that of realizing the following goals: (1) Increasing the active participation of students, particularly women and minorities in math and science classes; (2) increasing the comfort level of women and minority students in the science laboratories; (3) increasing the emphasis on the importance of math and science in real world applications; (4) increasing the students' self-confidence in doing math and science; and (5) developing alternative teaching methodologies to replace the traditional lecture format. Included in the document is a discussion of the community's plan of action to realize the aforementioned goals, schedule of workshop events, a description of the roles that a Distinguished Visiting Professor and a Faculty Fellow play in this process, and an article entitled "Science, Diversity, and Community: Revitalizing Introductory Science Curricula: An Overview." (ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (March, 1994).