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Meacham, Jack; Gaff, Jerry G. – Liberal Education, 2006
In this article, the authors state that the presidents and deans, with the cooperation of the professors, are responsible for the faculty and for the curriculum as a whole. The faculty work within organizations, and every organizational policy and practice, many outside the purview of faculty, has at least potential impact, either positive or…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Educational Objectives, Integrity, College Curriculum
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Meacham, Jack – Liberal Education, 2003
Introduces the articles in the theme issue, exploring their contribution to the understanding of college students' stages of intellectual development and how college instruction should respond. (EV)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Students, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Meacham, Jack – Liberal Education, 2002
Explores whether graduate education adequately prepares doctoral students for the varied responsibilities of the professoriate they plan to enter, and what role other kinds of institutions (such as community and liberal arts colleges) and the Preparing Future Faculty program could play in the education of graduate students for the professoriate.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Doctoral Programs
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Meacham, Jack – Liberal Education, 1995
The issues that arise in a college course on multiculturalism can touch students very personally and may be a first opportunity for many students to talk face-to-face about important social issues. Anticipating when students may become defensive, angry, hurt, or when conflict might erupt will help faculty know when to lower or raise the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Students, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Meacham, Jack – Liberal Education, 1994
An experiment using electronic mail discussions to improve communication in a college class of 200 students yielded over 1,780 messages, with two-thirds sent by about one-fourth of the students. Two problems emerged: students responding to old messages after discussion had enlarged, and infrequent mail reading. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Electronic Mail, Higher Education