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Bob Olin, University of Alabama

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Bob Olin, University of Alabama
GETTING FACULTY
DEPARTMENT LEVEL
• A strong chair that is committed to project.
• Atmosphere that is open to innovation.
• Departmental realization of the needs for
change.
• Strong core group of faculty committed to
course redesign. Critical to have some
senior members in this entourage.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL
• Strong support for course redesign from
the Dean, Provost and President.
• Healthy climate for innovation in teaching.
• Reward structure for improvement in
student learning.
• Provide sufficient resources at the
beginning of course redesign.
• Realization where negative forces will
come from.
Areas of resistance
• Faculty that do not perceive a student-learning
problem.
• Faculty that perceive more effort in teaching
reduces the effort devoted to research.
• Other departments and colleges that will feel
that resources devoted to course redesign
comes at their expense.
• Faculty that will feel technology will replace their
jobs.
• Faculty that will perceive improved learning is
being bought.
Critical Areas for Success
• Strong assessment and evaluation
procedures.
• Reward structure for faculty involved in
course redesign.
• Sense of urgency.
• Publicity and education for parents.
• Education of students about helping them
become self-learners, and active learners.
• Education of teachers about losing control.
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