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ERIC Number: ED427805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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The College Level Teaching Core: An Orientation and Training System for New Faculty.
Graber, Jared S.; Kinser, Paul
The College Level Teaching Core offered at Valencia Community College (Florida) has been developed as a planned orientation and training program for college faculty. Offered twice per academic year during the early part of both the fall and spring semesters, the majority of College Level Teaching Core participants are members of the college's adjunct faculty. The program includes four workshops: (1) Educational Policies and Issues, which provides a broad cultural and operational overview of the college; (2) Learning Theory, which reviews key concepts and research perspectives on student motivation and classroom effectiveness; (3) Testing and Instruction (Teacher Effectiveness), which provides a more direct approach to instructional planning, implementation, application and evaluation; and (4) Educational Technologies, which gives an extensive hands-on overview of learning resources support services and facilities. The content of each segment incorporates participant needs and interests derived from pre-workshop surveys. Combining key information, active learning techniques, and hands on demonstration, the College Level Teaching Core aims to enhance professional identity, improve communication, strengthen the faculty labor pool, and improve the overall quality of the educational program. The program has been in operation for approximately four years. Feedback is provided by a standard evaluation instrument employed to monitor the effectiveness of workshop design and presentation, and responses have improved consistently over this time frame with most scaled responses in the 5-4 range, with 5 signifying the most positive and 1 signifying the most negative evaluation. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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