ERIC Number: ED271087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Basic Skills: Dealing with Deficiencies.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Research findings on college instruction and basic skills deficiencies are discussed in 12 papers from the first Regional Conference on University Teaching. Titles and authors are as follows: "Basic Skills: Dealing with Deficiencies" (Susanne D. Roueche, with responses by Gary B. Donart, Betty Harris, and James Nordyke); "Is Higher Education an Education Process or a Screening Process?" (Martin J. Blake); "A Model for the Development of Content-Area Basic Skills Courses and Its Implementation at a Liberal Arts College" (David E. Borrebach, Mark O. Farrell, Frederick Sproull); "Literacy and Writing: Making 'The Connection'" (Victoria C. Duckworth); "Critical Reading Deficiencies--Cause, Scope, Remediation" (Gerard Giordano); "Components of a Model Developmental Studies Program" (Michael T. Hoban); "Improving the Basic Skills of Beginning Teachers Through the Use of Follow-Up Studies of Teacher Education Program Graduates" (Edward L. Kirk); "The Importance of Writing to Chemical Engineers" (Richard L. Long); "Cognitive Modifiability for Indian Engineering Students" (C. Lance Lujan, Marjorie Burr); "Teaching Critical Thinking in Higher Education" (James P. Marshall); "Working with Nontraditional Students: Women in Transition" (Kathleen O'Connor, L.J. Aasheim); and "An In-House Training Program to Correct Mathematics and Chemistry Deficiencies at Los Alamos National Laboratory" (Helena Whyte). (SW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beginning Teachers, Chemistry, College Instruction, Critical Reading, Curriculum Development, Developmental Studies Programs, Engineering, Females, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Literacy, Logical Thinking, Nontraditional Students, Reentry Students, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Writing Difficulties
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Note: Contains 15 papers on this theme from: "Teaching to Potential." Proceedings of the Regional Conference on University Teaching, (1st, Las Cruces, NM, January 9-10, 1985), see HE 019 471.