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ERIC Number: ED404938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-31
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Faculty Development for Change and Choice.
Pierce, Gloria
This paper describes a faculty development and orientation program for new faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey. The New Faculty Program (NFP) is designed to orient and introduce a diverse new faculty (more than half of whom are women and minorities) to the culture of the university, and to help them attain reappointment and tenure by enhancing their teaching skills and planning a scholarship and research agenda. The program includes weekly group cohort meetings and individual meetings with resource faculty (mentors). The teaching element of the program focuses on teaching for critical thinking, preparing students for participation in a democracy, sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, and instructional practices that engage and involve students in learning and encourage them to become lifelong learners. The roles of university administrators, resource faculty, and the NFP director in the success of the program are reviewed. (Contains 16 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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