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Travis, Jon E.; Outlaw, Tod; Reven, Flo – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Using a review of current literature, this article discusses faculty preparation and higher education's commitment to pedagogical instruction and skill development. Identifies 19 institutions that offer graduate degree programs, exclusive of the Doctor of Arts, intended to prepare college faculty. Asserts that the teaching disciplines must…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Postsecondary Education
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Brent, Rebecca; Felder, Richard M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Describes a faculty development program designed specifically for engineering faculty and implemented on an eight-campus coalition of engineering schools. Reports that, in the five years of the program's existence, a large percentage of the faculty has participated and adopted proven but nontraditional teaching practices. Offers suggestions to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Engineering Education, Faculty Development
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Major, Claire H.; Jones, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Defines problem-based learning (PBL) as an instructional method in which problems provide the context for students to develop skills and knowledge. Describes a study that examined whether students perceived that PBL courses were more effective than non-PBL courses at helping them develop specific outcomes. Reports that PBL students' perception of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies
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Doyle, Terry J.; Marcinkiewicz, Henryk R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Describes the Ferris State University (Michigan) New Faculty Transition Program, in which incoming faculty members meet every two weeks during the fall and winter semesters and attend an academic retreat. Reports that the program is in its fourth year and has been recognized as an important part of first-year faculty members' transition into the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development
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Cooley, Nancy; Johnston, Michelle – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Analyzes the professional development aspects of incorporating information technology (IT) into teaching and learning. Asserts that because the majority of faculty still do not use technology other than e-mail to support instruction, and because institutions continue to struggle to meet technology support needs, professional development for IT…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lockhart, Marilyn; Borland, Kenneth, Jr. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Discusses practical strategies for incorporating diversity in college and university faculty and staff development programs, regardless of content. Presents Malcolm Knowles' seven-step program planning model as a framework--steps include assessing needs and interests, defining purposes and objectives, and designing learning activities. Contains…
Descriptors: Colleges, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Faculty)
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