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ERIC Number: ED387179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching in the Community College.
Williams, Jim
Since 1991, the University of Kansas, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas) have offered a cooperative class called "Teaching in the Community College" to provide community college faculty with practical applications to enhance classroom instruction. With an average enrollment of 22 faculty from KCKCC and JCCC, the students are a mixture of full- and part-time teachers, with and without experience. Course topics include: (1) planning and organizing classes; (2) collaborative learning; (3) discussion techniques; (4) teaching and learning styles; (5) writing in the disciplines; (6) fostering independence in learning; (7) legal aspects in teaching; (8) teaching goals inventory and classroom assessment techniques; (9) critical thinking; and (10) dealing with difficult students. Faculty presenters have expertise in their topics and topics are altered, added, or dropped based on student feedback. Participants have gained new ideas to try out in their teaching and have been exposed to a range of teaching styles and techniques. They have also been reminded of what it is like to be students again, an experience which many state has been as valuable as the knowledge they gained. For the past 3 years, students have rated the class overall at 4.6 on a 5-point scale, and instructor ratings have been outstanding. (Includes a course syllabus, a class schedule for fall 1994, a student evaluation questionnaire, and comments from a fall 1994 evaluation.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A