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ERIC Number: ED414796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-16
Pages: 33
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Use of Faculty Development Activities To Improve the Effectiveness of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education.
Gullatt, David E.; Weaver, Sue Wells
This study examined the use of faculty development activities to improve the effectiveness of colleges and universities in the United States. A total of 116 institutions in 45 states responded to a mailed survey questionnaire on faculty development activities. It was found that all responding institutions included a faculty development component within their institutional effectiveness efforts, and that most institutions used guest speakers, informal "brown bag" gatherings, on-campus faculty development centers, or retreats to provide faculty development. Topics most often addressed in faculty development programs included technology enhancement, new theories of teaching and learning, grant writing, institutional faculty evaluation processes, and teaching portfolios. Funding for these activities comes from numerous sources, with the institution's general budget the most common source. The results indicated that more faculty development centers and more frequent faculty development activities were found on campuses having larger institutional operating budgets. (Contains 54 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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