Faculty perceptions on teaching improvement in the College of Agriculture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, were examined during the Spring Quarter, 1988. The population of the study consisted of all faculty in the College of Agriculture (N=69). Data was collected through a written questionnaire. Through the study, faculty expressed the need for teaching improvement. Overall, faculty (61.5%) felt that the academic community lacked adequate knowledge of learning theory and practice, and that there was no formal assistance available to them. Results revealed that 39% of faculty had no prior teaching experience before assuming their university teaching posts. Most faculty recommended that formal coursework in teaching college-level agriculture be available at the university level to new faculty. Content addressing "Teaching Methods", "Electronic Media", and "Curriculum Development and Evaluation" would be beneficial.



teaching improvement, faculty perceptions

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