ERIC Number: ED180510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Multidimensional Model: Adjunct Staff Development.
Lhota, Robert L.
A rationale, background information, fundamental theory, and implementation strategies are presented for a staff development model focused around a Teaching Center and designed to include part-time as well as full-time instructors. Limited financial resources and resultant demands for cost-effectiveness are first discussed, demonstrating the necessity of professional development for all faculty and the effectiveness of using Learning Center facilities in providing developmental programs. The report then outlines the results of a survey of member institutions of the Council of North Central Community Junior Colleges pointing to a dearth of development programs for part-time faculty. After the findings of a literature search in the areas of professional development, adjunct staff, needs assessment, and learning resources, the report discusses relevant topics dealt with at a national conference on part-time instructors at community colleges. Subsequently, the report reviews professional development models proposed during the past 20 years, analyzes their linear character, and presents an alternative multidimensional model to be implemented through the use of Teaching Centers established on the philosophical base of Learning Resource Programs. Finally, the report outlines 19 Teaching Center Components and discusses their application in part-time faculty development. (JP)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Collective Bargaining, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Full Time Faculty, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Laboratories, Legal Responsibility, Models, Needs Assessment, Part Time Faculty, Questionnaires, Research Reviews (Publications), Retrenchment, Surveys, Teacher Centers, Teacher Workshops, Tenure, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of North Central Community and Junior Colleges.
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