ERIC Number: ED162595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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The Growth of Policies for Staff Development. Research into Higher Education Monograph No. 34.
Greenaway, Harriet; Harding, Alan G.
Faculty and staff development in higher education is examined from the viewpoint of two surveys on the training of university and polytechnic teachers in Great Britain. The study had two purposes: to investigate whatever policies have emerged from recent efforts at staff development, and to enable other policymakers and program planners to benefit from the information gathered. A distinction is made between policy, procedure, and practice; the study focuses on the first and sometimes the second, but is not concerned with actual practices. Among the topics covered in the study are initial teacher training as it relates to ongoing development, policy formation, probation periods and initial training, promotion, evaluation, development, leave, and nonteaching staff. The questionnaire is appended, along with a list of responding institutions and specific examples of staff development policies. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leaves of Absence, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Probationary Period, Professional Development, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Technical Institutes, Universities
Society for Research into Higher Education, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH, England (Price not available)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain