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ERIC Number: EJ1139226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Characteristics of a " Teaching Institution": Administrative Objectives, Actions, Activities and Assessment
O'Keefe, Robert D.; Hamer, Lawrence O.; Kemp, Philip R.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v11 n2 p69-78 Fall 2015
All institutions of higher learning offer courses. In that sense all institutions of higher learning can designate themselves as teaching institutions. In this article we point out that, while stated objectives may be similar or even identical, there are differences in the level of commitment to teaching that characterizes institutions of higher learning. We present an outline of actions and activities derived from those objectives that we believe distinguish the level of both human and financial resources that institutions of higher learning should commit to be recognized as a "Teaching Institution" as compared to a teaching institution. The actions and activities we discuss are drawn from the literature on teaching. Objectives and examples of required actions that proceed from the objectives and the activities that proceed from these actions are drawn from the authors' institution and exemplified by the authors' record of publication regarding objectives, actions, and activities.
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Administrative Principles, Administrative Policy, Organizational Objectives, College Programs, Instruction, Institutional Mission, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Practices
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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