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ERIC Number: ED383665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Miami-Dade Community College's Teaching/Learning Project.
Wolverton, Mimi
Miami-Dade Community College's Teaching/Learning Project ties a comprehensive professional development program to a faculty-designed advancement system in an attempt to impact the classroom effectiveness of teachers and the quality of student learning. The program includes graduate courses offered in collaboration with faculty at the University of Miami, new faculty orientation and mentoring, and fully staffed resource centers on each campus. Courses in the project include two graduate-level courses, one on classroom assessment and the other on teaching and learning strategies, offered twice a year at three campuses. New faculty are required to take at least one course; others participate voluntarily. The effect of the courses has been substantial in shifting faculty attention to their own teaching styles. All new employees also go through formal orientation over 1 year including a 3-day preservice orientation and monthly or bimonthly workshops. This component was designed to integrate new members into a demanding bureaucratic system but has also been found to benefit the mentors themselves. The Teaching/Learning Centers on various campuses offer a variety of services. The faculty-designed advancement system compensates faculty who emphasize teaching and learning. The Project has had a significant positive impact on the institution as a whole. (Contains 13 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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