College teachers can upgrade skills
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 69, Issue 34, page 804, 23 August 1988
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1988), College teachers can upgrade skills, Eos Trans. AGU, 69(34), 804–804, doi:10.1029/EO069i034p00804-02.(
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The National Science Foundation has announced the second year of its Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program grants for undergraduate faculty seminars and conferences. NSF provides leadership and financial assistance so colleges and universities can systematically help undergraduate faculty learn new ideas and techniques in their fields and better their teaching skills.
Faculty who teach undergraduates have specific needs to stay abreast of recent developments in their disciplines, according to NSF. They need to know of new experimental techniques and how to incorporate them into the classroom, to work with new instruments, to learn about recent theoretical developments in their fields, to synthesize knowledge across their own and other disciplines, and to interact with experts and colleagues. The program requires participants to work actively in their fields and to interact with scientists, engineers, and mathematicians skilled in the topic area, and emphasizes communication with fellow participants.