To Improve the Academy
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To Improve the Academy by Catherine M. Wehlburg
Book DescriptionAn annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the 21st volume of To Improve the Academy is a collection of articles that address the impact that professionals working in higher education have on society. Written after September 11, 2001, the book embodies a reaction of the educational community to these tragic events. Each of the contributing authors urges an awareness of the continuously changing nature of the world, and emphasizes the role that faculty development can play in connecting the work of classrooms with real life experiences, which is just as valuable today as it was after the tragedy of September 11. To Improve the Academy, Volume 21, reflects upon the current and emerging trends in practicing faculty development in higher education. The book is divided into four sections:* Section I, Faculty Development and Its Role in Institutional and National Crisis: reflects upon the events of September 11 and looks toward the changing face of American higher education* Section II, Faculty Focus in Faculty Development: contains chapters that focus on the needs of faculty with respect to enhanced development* Section III, Student-Centered Faculty Development: discusses the role that students play in the teaching and learning process* Section IV, Philosophical Issues in Faculty Development: considers the potential effect of new technologies on the future of higher education Written for faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants, this book offers a thoughtful resource for contributing to improvements in higher education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781882982554
(227mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Anker Publishing Co
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Catherine M. Wehlburg
Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data, Paperback (April 2015)
Faculty are often motivated to change the activities and design of their courses for reasons not based on data. In Meaningful Course Revision, the author seeks instead to illustrate how the appropriate use of multiple, direct measures of student-learning outcomes can lead to enhanced course development and revision.
Integrated General Education, Paperback (July 2010)
General education has been an essential part of American higher education for a long time. Unfortunately, it is often seen as something to "get out of the way" so that the student can go on to take the more "important" courses within a chosen major. This volume changes that perception.
Landmark Issues in Teaching and Learning, Paperback (May 2010)
Dr. Marilla Svinicki has been the Editor-in-Chief for New Directions for Teaching and Learning since the early 1990s. As of January 2010, Dr. Catherine Wehlburg has taken this position.
Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment, Hardback (August 2008)» View all books by Catherine M. Wehlburg
Assessment plays a key role in institutions of higher education. However, many colleges and universities simply add their assessment plans onto other teaching, learning, service, and research activities in order to prepare for an impending accreditation visit. In this important resource, Catherine M.
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Author Biography - Catherine M. Wehlburg
CATHERINE M. WEHLBURG is Director, Center for teaching Excellence, Texas Christian University. SANDRA CHADWICK-BLOSSEY is Director, Christian A. Johnson Institute for Effective Teaching, Rollins College.
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