ERIC Number: ED376999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Development in Gerontology for Faculty of American Indian Colleges. Final Report.
John, Robert; And Others
This project aimed to build gerontological expertise among faculty from the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) colleges who train students and paraprofessionals to deal with American Indian elders. The objective was primarily accomplished through an intensive 3-week summer institute on aging and through independent readings in gerontology directed by faculty from the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Project staff conducted nine major activities to accomplish the objectives, including recruitment of project trainees, formation of an advisory board, development of graduate-level training, provision of technical assistance, and program evaluation. Eighteen representatives of the AIHEC colleges and three University of Kansas minority undergraduate fellowship recipients attended the summer institute. The fall readings course attracted 15 participants. The project provided a three-volume set of readings from the summer institute curriculum to each college library so that undergraduate students and faculty would have access to this resource. Project trainees, college presidents, college librarians, and others completed a mail survey concerning the project. Results showed positive outcomes not only for the participants of the project, but also for faculty colleagues and undergraduate students at the colleges. Appendices contain the summer institute curriculum, a list of program participants, the final program evaluation survey instrument, and project attachments. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A