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  • Looking Back: Teachers' Reflections on an Innovative Teacher Preparation Program
    Discusses an evaluation of the Comprehensive Teacher Institute, an innovative, multicultural, urban teacher preparation program. Reflections by teachers who completed the program indicated that one of the most important contributions to their professional development was fostering a network of colleagues and university faculty who continued to provide support and guidance.
  • Restructuring the General Studies Program at a Public Urban University: Assessment, Evaluation, and Implementation. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper
    This study presents a process used to assess the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum, focusing particularly on the components of the methodology that provided the data used to suggesting changes in the program. The study was undertaken at an urban institution with an undergraduate population of 6,000, and involved analysis of graduates' transcripts to examine course sequence and compliance with university policy on course sequence enrollment, analysis of syllabi, a course audit questionnaire set to faculty, development of an academic profile of students, and a survey of faculty and staff.