Special Teaching Leaves
Lesley Browder (Administration and Policy Studies), as part of a departmental response to a national reform movement in education, developed "Educational Program Development, Delivery, and Assessment," a new course in a completely revamped administrator preparation program.
Eveline Felsten (French and Curriculum and Teaching) explored the integration of computer assisted instruction into the foreign language classroom. This study was designed to have an impact on the teaching of foreign languages at both the undergraduate level and in the public schools through the preparation of foreign language teachers.
Barry Nass (English) developed an undergraduate course on "The Holocaust in History, Philosophy, and Literature." Working in a variety of disciplines, his primary concern was to develop an interdisciplinary approach that will provide greater contextual meaning.
Alvin Silver (Business Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods) developed a pedagogy that makes effective use of the multi-media technology available on campus. The project focused on BCIS 10, "Introduction to Computers in Business," as a model and will ultimately have more general applications.
June Zaccone (Economics) explored the use of cooperative learning at the college level. Although her focus was on economics classes in particular, this approach has the potential of generalizability to many disciplines.