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ERIC Number: ED390481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-106X
Innovation Abstracts, Volume XVII, 1995.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v17 n1-30 Jan-Dec 1995
The abstracts in this volume describe innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered include: (1) the use of message mapping for speaking and writing instruction; (2) group projects and portfolios as evaluation tools; (3) helping students become strategic learners; (4) using writing assignments to ensure that students read class materials; (5) using indicators of excellence in institutional outcomes assessment; (6) utilizing technology for professional development and daily communication tasks; (7) a project to help teachers share ideas; (8) the functions of a community college Ombudsman Service; (9) college orientation for new students; (10) providing feedback to students with a word processor; (11) strategies for improving lecture format classes; (12) assigning relevant writing topics based on current events; (13) the validity of prerequisite courses for student success; (14) difficulties of using a controlled vocabulary in electronic research; (15) team teaching; (16) competencies classes; (17) improving teaching effectiveness through self-observation; (18) having students create posters of main ideas of readings; (19) an institute for intercultural understanding to promote diversity; (20) tutoring services at an innovative learning center; (21) the value of interdisciplinary studies; (22) using electronic mail as an evaluation tool; (23) teacher-student collaboration in writing instruction; (24) teaching research skills through interviews of English as a Second Language students; (25) using community-based writing assignments in introductory composition; (26) feedback sessions to discuss exam results with students; (27) strategies for establishing wellness programs; (28) integrating study skills into the college curriculum; (29) grading collaborative activities; (30) the role of grammar in developmental writing classes; and (31) a staff retreat for improving communication skills. (BCY)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.