–Draft, voluntary student learning outcomesand standards
in a discipline
–Standards at level 14 [associate degree] for major and non-major
–Standards at level
16 [baccalaureate] for major
4 state systems;
9 four-year colleges; with major two-year feeder colleges => 21
development opportunity since faculty are invited to reflect on their
goals and to find the points at which those goals contribute to the overall
coherence of the curriculum.
purpose of professional development should be the improvement of student
learning, not just the improvement of the instructor who is involved in the
professional development activity.
development should be designed to develop the capacity of instructors to work
collectively on problems of practice, within their own institutions and with
practitioners from other institutions, as much as to support the knowledge
and skill development of individual educators.