ERIC Number: ED411032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A History of the JCCC Teacher Exchange Mentor Program, 1991-1997.
Bishop, Charles C.
In spring 1991, a teacher exchange/mentor program was developed between Kansas' Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and the University of Kansas to attract young educators to community college teaching careers, give educators firsthand experience teaching at a community college while being mentored by a seasoned JCCC faculty member, and refresh senior JCCC faculty with the opportunity to teach at the university in upper level honors courses or courses in their areas of specialization. The first exchange involved a graduate student from the university's History Department and a JCCC history professor. By fall 1997, 14 graduate students from the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri and 8 JCCC faculty members had participated in the mentoring program. Formal discussions and interviews held with both mentors and mentees have indicated a high level of satisfaction with the program and a desire to continue it on the part of the respective administrations. While the JCCC program is unique to the Midwest, teacher exchange and mentor programs have been implemented successfully in other areas, including the City University of New York and Ohio's Cuyahoga Community College. Appendixes provide a list of JCCC program participants, mentor and mentee questionnaires, results from 1991 evaluation of the faculty exchange program, a description of changes made in the program, and an announcement and description of the program. (TGI)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Exchange Programs, Teacher Interns, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Experience, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.