ERIC Number: ED444635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
TL[Squared]C[Squared] Teaching and Learning Leadership Program: Contextual Learning Experience for Community College Mid-Career Faculty.
Van Ast, John; Sickles, Catherine Adams; Woldt, Janet L.
The Teaching and Learning Leadership for Community Colleges for Mid-Career Faculty (TL2C2), leading to a Masters in Education or 30 credits towards a Ph.D., introduces a truly unique instructional methodology. Not only is the subject matter unique and relative to the needs of the audience, but also the manner in which the subject matter is presented is a revolutionary idea. The TL2C2 cohort breaks away from the linear curriculum to a more integrated curriculum. This offers students exposure to the wide variety of related course subject matter simultaneously, helping to put the individual subject matters into a broad, realistic perspective. Combined with a student-selected specific topic of interest, termed a "local initiative," this program offers a true value-added educational experience relevant to the realities of current and future work environments. This paper discusses the background of TL2C2, the hypotheses which led to the potential development of the course and a brief overall description of the program, the needs of community college faculty identified through focus group studies, the program mission, how integrated curriculum exemplifies learning principles, other program strengths, how cohort members appreciate program uniqueness, local initiatives, and the future of the program and implications for using the integrated curriculum as a model for other programs. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Coll. of Education.