ERIC Number: ED414856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Core-Course Faculty Development Series on Methodology.
This report describes a three-year project at Hampton University (Virginia) to improve the core freshman year curriculum and, ultimately, to improve student learning outcomes. The project involved the development of annual week-long seminars on the teaching of freshman courses in composition, speech, history, and mathematics. Emphasis was on objective specification, syllabus development, and evaluation; basic teaching methodology, methodologies of particular disciplines, and new classroom technology were among the topics covered. Results of the project include an instructionally oriented course development and assessment model, and common course syllabi in all four subject areas, in addition to several others in the Department of English. Appended are: workshop agendas, a journal article, a sample of the course development assessment worksheet, an AAHE Assessment/Continuous Quality Improvement Conference program, workshop schedules, English Department Assessment Data Analysis and Assessment Workshop materials, and a freshman composition syllabus. (CH)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, History Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Introductory Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Required Courses, Teaching Methods, Technology Transfer, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hampton Univ., VA.