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Talburt, Susan – Thought & Action, 1998
Teaching portfolios, now largely used for evaluation of college teaching, can also be viewed as a form of action research, opening their use to other purposes, including examination of institutional, faculty, and student needs and demands; the dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality in structuring classroom interactions; and the relationship of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Action Research, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Bromley, Hank – Thought & Action, 1998
Colleges and universities considering adoption of new technologies should first consider why the initiative is occurring; whether it is based on careful discussion of educational goals and means; what social visions are built into and enacted by a given technology; how context of use will shape the way the technology is used; and how different…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Computer Uses in Education
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Dubeck, Leroy W. – Thought & Action, 1995
Changes in the National Education Association's new edition of "Budget Handbook for College Faculty and Staff," reflecting new rules for institutional accounting, are summarized and implications for faculty and staff are highlighted. Budget terminology, sources of budget information, and budget components are detailed as well as changes…
Descriptors: Budgets, College Administration, College Faculty, Definitions
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Arnold, Jane; Jackson, Ina – Thought & Action, 1996
Techniques for successful team teaching, drawn from an informal survey of Middlesex Community College (Massachusetts) instructors with team teaching experience, are outlined. Issues addressed include techniques for beginning class, taking attendance, seating, forms of address, passing out material, grading assignments, working together in the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Hogan, Patrick – Thought & Action, 1997
Looks at arguments concerning hate speech and speech codes on college campuses, arguing that speech codes are likely to be of limited value in achieving civil rights objectives, and that there are alternatives less harmful to civil liberties and more successful in promoting civil rights. Identifies specific goals, and considers how restriction of…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Behavior Standards, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
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Hallock, Pamela – Thought & Action, 1994
Common pitfalls for colleges and universities in hiring faculty and in career development efforts are identified, and recommendations are made for both faculty and administrators to begin to halt the attrition of minority and female faculty members. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Development, College Administration, College Environment
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Taylor, Kathleen – Thought and Action, 1994
The process of change experienced by adult women reentering higher education is analyzed within the framework of one theory of adult development, and teaching and learning environments that support women's developmental growth are described. Topics addressed include providing adult students with positive feedback, counseling, promoting awareness…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Students, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Wechsler, Harold S. – Thought and Action, 1990
Guidelines for college faculty considering scholarly publication are offered including dealing with time constraints; selecting a journal; determining desired styles; determining dangers of multiple submissions; understanding the refereeing process; and retaining copyright. (DB)
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Guidelines, Higher Education, Scholarly Journals
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Benjaminson, Peter – Thought and Action, 1990
Guidelines for college faculty considering book publication are offered. Guidelines address the book contract; book advances; selecting an agent; the role of the collaborator; the book proposal; the outline and sample chapter; maximizing book publicity; sending the proposal to several publishers; dealing with rejection; communication with the…
Descriptors: Books, Contracts, Faculty Publishing, Guidelines