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ERIC Number: EJ895079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Actors in Academia--Roles Professors Play
Minter, Mary Kennedy
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v6 n8 p53-58 Dec 2009
In order to set the stage for the "actors in academia," the author suggests that the following roles and responsibilities are the most significant ones for the college/university professor, including some for students: (1) Actor; (2) Communicator; (3) Facilitator; (4) Trainer/Coach; (5) Craftsman (craft of teaching); and (6) Manager. After 40 years of experience, the author has determined these concepts should be considered very seriously by all who profess to be, not only competent, but highly effective in the classroom. This paper proposes that professors play several actors' roles in the college classroom. Suggestions are made about how to improve and perfect those important roles and responsibilities. The basic roles are listed with brief descriptors and inherent factors related to these roles/responsibilities are also explored. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A