The primary purpose of this consultation is to assist faculty members to become better able to adapt their instruction to the developmental and learning characteristics of their students. This complex task requires working with faculty members over a long period of time and involves starting with their unique "theories" of teaching rather than those of the consultant (Hunt, 1975; Hunt, 1978; Argyris & Schon, 1974). Consultation allows us the flexibility that we need to "adapt" to each faculty member. Thus we have found both small group and individual work to be effective consultation modes. This presentation uses vignettes to highlight the common problems and issues of concern to college faculty and to demonstrate how this model was used in particular situations.



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