This article presents findings of a national survey regarding perceptions of college of agriculture faculty members about four aspects of teaching: teaching preparation, views about teaching, importance of teaching and evaluation of teaching. The findings were a part of a larger study funded by USDA Higher Education Programs on faculty development needs in colleges of agriculture in the United States. An analysis of the data suggests that there are a number of steps that can be taken to better prepare individuals for the role of college teacher and to support them in that role.



improving instruction, support, faculty

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