The Improvement of Teaching

Judd, Charles H.
December 1932
Journal of Higher Education;Dec1932, Vol. 3 Issue 9, p470
Academic Journal
The article discusses the purpose and scope of the study of college teaching. The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools has rigorously enforced the standards adopted in earlier years describing the supposed characteristics of an efficient college. A doubt was expressed regarding the defensibility of the standard which emphasized higher degrees possessed by members of the faculty as guaranties of efficient teaching. The gradual change in attitude of the Commission of the North Central Association is paralleled by a growing demand for a restudy of the organization and methods of instruction in all institutions of higher education of the U.S. Members of academic faculties have continued to attribute the lack of efficiency in American colleges and universities to the inadequate preparation of students. While members of college faculties accept without objection criticisms of standardizing associations, they resist to the utmost any effort to bring them individually into court to answer to the charges lodged against the educational system.


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