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ERIC Number: ED374718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing a Teaching Support Center at a Land Grant University.
Jackman, Diane H.; Swan, Michael K.
The Teaching Support Center (TSC) at the University of North Dakota was established in 1992 to provide faculty and graduate assistants with a wide range of pedagogical, professional, and technological assistance in order to improve the quality of instruction. A 3-year plan was developed to implement 13 goals, which are: (1) determining the needs of faculty; (2) collecting resource materials and documenting their use; (3) publicizing faculty development; (4) providing opportunities for training in issues of faculty development; (5) promoting the writing intensive component of the university curriculum; (6) developing culturally diverse teaching activities; (7) facilitating the use of student and peer assessment of faculty; (8) promoting student-centered learning; (9) improving specific methods in teaching, such as test construction and grading; (10) improving faculty-student interaction and advising; (11) improving classroom management; (12) promoting high standards of faculty ethics; and (13) developing a data base for faculty involvement in faculty development activities. Specific activities to implement each of the goals are outlined, and a summary of activities undertaken by and in cooperation with the TSC is provided. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo.