ERIC Number: ED161484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-17
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty: A Statewide Model for Development.
Parsons, Michael H.
The staff development program for part-time teachers, designed and first implemented at Hagerstown Junior College (Maryland), became the basis of a model for a statewide program in June 1978. The goal of the program, which consisted of an interest inventory and workshops focusing on the teachers' five greatest concerns as revealed by the inventory, was to meet the needs of the part-time teachers in a limited time using instructors whose expertise had credibility. The interest inventory, which sought to identify the topics judged to be central to the teaching-learning process, and which asked for a ranking of topics of greatest concern and about willingness to participate in a workshop, was returned by half of the 400 part-time teachers at the 17 Maryland community colleges. Workshop topics were developing performance objectives, developing effective lecture techniques, increasing student motivation, diagnosing teaching-learning problems, and using group process skills in the classroom. To facilitate dissemination of the results of the workshops, the sessions were videotaped for use on individual campuses as a basis for initiating staff development activity. Though workshop participant evaluations were positive, an assessment of the over-all impact of the model will include evaluations from those using the tapes. Appendices contain the interest inventory, workshop agenda, and workshop evaluation summary. (MB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Part Time Faculty, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Statewide Planning, Student Motivation, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Conference of the National Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development (Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, November 17, 1978)