ERIC Number: ED407000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Innovation Abstracts, Volume XVIII, 1996.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v18 n1-29 Jan-Dec 1996
The 29 abstracts in this volume describe innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered include the following: (1) strategies for providing management training to faculty and staff; (2) activities to help developmental mathematics students overcome obstacles to success in mathematics; (3) incorporating technology into mathematics classrooms; (4) developing an orientation conference for first-time freshmen students; (5) developing alternate sources of revenue; (6) implementing honors symposia; (7) developing an exchange program for public speaking courses; (8) using content-related humor in the classroom; (9) moving toward computer-mediated communication without networked computers and electronic mail; (10) student-centered composition classes; (11) using the World Wide Web, electronic mail, and campus networks to enrich classes and academic support services; (12) develop programs to ease first-time students into the college experience; (13) the characteristics of college catalogs; (14) guidelines for the effective use of teaching assistants; (15) Middle College, a high school-college enrollment program in California for at-risk students; (16) team-teaching in an interdisciplinary environment; (17) using voice mail to provide information on lectures; (18) the use of computer-assisted writing; (19) the use of commemorative speeches in a speech class; (20) using spreadsheets of grades to motivate students; (21) using dialogues to introduce students to persuasive writing; and (22) setting standards for student behavior. (HAA)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.