ERIC Number: ED433305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Examining Scholarship. A Case Study in Redefining the Role of the Professoriate.
Rafferty, Cathleen D.; Sperry, Linda L.; Huffman-Joley, Gail
This case study describes how the School of Education at Indiana State University launched an initiative to redefine the roles and responsibilities of its professoriate in 1995. Section 1, "Creating a Need for Change," discusses "External Pressures for Change in Colleges and Schools of Education,""Challenges for University-Wide Change,""Internal Pressures for Change,""Change in the School of Education," and "The Task Force of the Role of the Professoriate." Section 2, "Tackling the Process of Change," focuses on the "Role of the Professoriate Initiative--Getting Started"; "The Real Work Begins"; "A New Year, New Challenges, and New Insights"; "Life Beyond the Deadline"; and "Dissemination and Initial Reactions." Section 3, "Negotiating Issues and Nuances," discusses the document that was created, "The Role of the Professoriate in a Contemporary School of Education." This section focuses on the documents distinct elements and alterations. Section 4, "Assessing Faculty Perceptions," discusses the implementation of faculty and administrator interviews and interview results and implications. Section 5, "Implications and Future Directions," includes "Calling All Stakeholders,""Redefining Clarity of Vision," and "Keeping the Process Going." The four appendixes offer: the role of the professoriate in a contemporary school of education, the interview schedule, a list of task force members, and evaluation standards of scholarship. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.