ERIC Number: ED399830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline-Specific Faculty Development.
Lenze, Lisa Firing
NEA Higher Education Research Center Update, v2 n3 Jul 1996
In higher education, there is an increasing emphasis on development of discipline-specific pedagogical knowledge among faculty, whose central precept is the interconnectedness of content and teaching method. Some college and university faculty development centers have begun providing services in this area. The University of Washington's Center for Instructional Development and Research assigns instructional consultants to discipline-related quality management teams to facilitate individual and group faculty development efforts within the discipline's distinctive culture. The University of Oregon's Teaching Effectiveness Program provides individualized services to faculty members based on specific teaching needs, and is linked to departments through designated faculty contacts. At Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), the Center for Teaching facilitates faculty mentoring of novice teachers, particularly graduate teaching assistants, in discipline clusters problem-solving, lab science, social sciences, humanities, religion). Successful programs assess and respond to the discipline-specific teaching concerns of faculty. Research programs on teaching within the discipline are also needed. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Consultation Programs, Departments, Educational Principles, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Mentors, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Skills
Office of Higher Education, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Office of Higher Education.