ERIC Number: ED423916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Institute for Faculty Development. Final Report.
The Southern Institute for Faculty Development, created by The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Oregon State College (SOSC), fosters the professional development of mid-career faculty teaching lower-division transfer courses at Oregon's 16 community colleges. An intensive summer residential curriculum and faculty enhancement program, the Institute's goals are to: (1) update content in the courses participants teach, resulting in more effective presentation to students; (2) enhance enthusiasm for teaching; (3) encourage professional collaboration among and between high school, community college, and university faculty; and (4) stimulate professional goals. During the first three years of the Institute, more than 80 faculty participated in one or more two-week programs consisting of focus groups, guest lectures, plays, and curriculum revision and improvement projects that were implemented during the following academic year. Faculty assessments have deemed the Institute a very effective means of achieving professional development goals and networking. Its success has allowed the Institute to continue beyond its first three years, during which it was funded by FIPSE. Appendices include participant evaluations and recommendations. (YKH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Focus Groups, Instructional Improvement, Network Analysis, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Summer Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Community Health Services (DHHS/HSA), Washington, DC. Office for Maternal and Child Health.