AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 15 Follow-up to the Workshop for New Faculty
Special Oral, Monday, May 26, 2003, 10:00-11:30am, 103/104

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[15.04] Second Thoughts on Educational Innovation and New Faculty

F. A. Ringwald (California State Univ., Fresno)

New Math. Teaching machines. Programmed instruction. Whole Language. Educational television. Self-esteem. Process writing. Writing about "feelings." We have seen many educational innovations in recent years. Now, it's Peer Instruction, also called Active Learning, also called Learner-Centered Teaching.

Fine, I say: after all, what I do is active and learner-centered, too. But is the introduction to new techniques really what new faculty need? Wouldn't the effort be better spent helping them with making their teaching better, as opposed to merely innovative? There are many things they need to know that almost no one is telling them, the most important of which is that they are not alone when dealing with the special problems of today's students. New faculty also need to be active and productive researchers, who are increasingly expected to involve students in research. This talk will examine these and other issues for new faculty.

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