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Smart man!  I often wonder why we disregard the experience and expertise
of our own colleagues and go to the outside?  familiarity breeds
contempt?
helen sabin

Richard Damashek wrote:
>
> In a message dated 11/16/99 8:57:19 PM Central Standard Time, [log in to unmask]
> writes:
>
> <<
>      I am a staff member.  I wonder if Centers led by faculty members are more
>  successful at faculty development. >>
>
> I forgot to mention, that I am leading faculty development at my college.
> Faculty members have nothing but praise for the efforts. I also learned the
> hard way that an "outside expert" can get chewed up by the faculty for making
> the mistake of coming in and assuming the faculty know nothing. In the
> workshops that I sponsor, I involve the faculty in a sharing process that
> allows them to learn from each other. They respect this process because it
> recognizes that they have accumulated experience and "wisdom" to share.
>
> Richard Damashek
> Director of the Learning Assistance Center
> Calumet College of St. Joseph
> 2400 New York Avenue
> Whiting, IN 46394
> 219 473-4273