ERIC Number: EJ931596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 28
Faculty Leadership and Instructional Technologies: Who Decides?
New Directions for Community Colleges, n154 p73-85 Sum 2011
Discussion of leadership functions and practices in the realm of instructional technology in community colleges cannot be limited to the administrative side. Faculty members and faculties as collective bodies have influenced or attempted to influence the use of instructional technology and can claim professionally to have the right to participate heavily in decision making. This chapter addresses the critical role of faculty in leading the integration of computer technologies into instructional programs of community colleges. Although large elements of the technical environment are externally driven, "how" they get used in the learning environment--in teaching and learning processes--is within institutional control. Creation of organizational systems and cultures that encourage faculty participation and expertise ensure that learning variation and technology exploration continue in an era during which standardization and cost/benefit pressures impact institutional choices.
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Role of Education, College Faculty, Organizational Culture, Organizational Climate, Change Strategies, Teacher Participation, Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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