ERIC Number: ED164023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Organizing Staff Development Programs That Work.
Guidelines in organizing a staff development program in a community college are outlined. Initially, some kind of assessment must be made to determine program needs. Four areas to assess include: (1) administrative views and support; (2) present level of staff development activities; (3) institutional and personal/professional needs; and (4) internal and external resources available to the institution. A statement of philosophy for the staff development program should be developed and approved by those for whom the program is designed. The organization of the program must be appropriate to the limitations and resources of the institution. This organization can include an advisory committee, a full-time coordinator, and the college staff members themselves. A wide variety of activities including development of program materials, methods of improving instruction, and off-campus meetings must be designed to meet the various needs of all the constituencies represented in the institution. Appropriate incentives and rewards must also be made available to the participants. An adequate level of funding is needed for the successful implementation of the program. Finally, there must be an evaluation of the overall program, including indications of improvement in the development of individual staff members. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.