Collaborative teaching in the face of productivity concerns: The dispersed team model

  • McDaniel E
  • Colarulli G
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The development of collaborative teaching efforts is briefly reviewed within the context of higher education today, which is a time of declining resources available for such efforts. Therefore costs must be considered in the promotion of collaboration, which most would likely agree is a positive element in the delivery of courses. Models of team coordinated teaching and team teaching are explained, and the authors identify four dimensions of collaboration—integration, interaction, active learning, and faculty autonomy. A successful model, which addresses both quality and cost concerns, is then offered.

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  • Elizabeth A. McDaniel

  • Guy C. Colarulli

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