ERIC Number: ED383274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Project Impact: Disseminating Innovation in Undergraduate Education. Conference Proceedings (Arlington, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 1994).
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
These proceedings report the efforts of National Science Foundation researchers to disseminate innovations in undergraduate education. Section 1 contains forewords and keynote addresses by Robert F. Watson, Neal F. Lane, and Luther S. Williams. Section 2 contains overviews on dissemination and publishing including "Full-Scale Implementation: The Interactive 'Whole Story'" by Susan B. Millar; "Awareness, Access, Assistance: Dissemination Reconsidered" by Donald P. Ely; and "Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Innovation by Means of Traditional and Electronic Publishing" by Jay Sivin-Kachala and Maryellen Kohn. Section 3 contains essays on innovations in specific disciplines, including the following titles: (1) "The Nature of Efforts To Effect Interdisciplinary Reforms: Drivers, Barriers, and Strategies for Dissemination" (Steve Landry); (2) "Current Trends in Undergraduate Biology" (Jeffrey L. Fox); (3) "Chemistry Education: Innovations and Dissemination" (T. L. Nally); (4) "Education Projects in Computer Science" (A. Joe Turner); (5) "Engineering Curricula: Beginning a New Era" (Lyle D. Feisel); (6) "Keep on Moving: Energizers in Mathematics Education Reform" (Brian Winkel); (7) "Bridging the Gap: Disseminating Physics Innovations" (Robert H. Romer); and (8) "From Idea to Impact: Realizing Educational Innovation in the Social Sciences" (Kenneth E. Foote). Section 4 contains a list of conference participants and participating publishers. (MDM)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Education, Physics, Research Utilization, Science Education, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Study
National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.