ERIC Number: ED180549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-25
Reference Count: 0
Center for the Improvement of Instruction.
In response to the need for the continual development of those directly involved in the instruction of community college students, a Center for the Improvement of Instruction has been proposed that would be utilized by the staff of all 106 California community colleges. The objectives, programs, organization, and funding of this proposed center are described in this report. First, the demographic changes expected of community college students during the 1980's and increasing pressure for cost effectiveness are discussed as they relate to the need for a centralized, multi-institutional center for the continuing education of instructional staff. The goals and objectives of the center and participants are then outlined. Subsequently, the center's programs and activities are discussed. These will include: (1) provision of short- or long-term networks among staff groups with shared goals; (2) creation of a clearinghouse for the dissemination of information on instructional materials and media; (3) coordination of staff and professional development efforts with an institution's particular needs; (4) establishment of workshops and a newsletter; (5) provision of advice on technical instructional matters; (6) provision of an intercollege instructor exchange; and (7) establishment of a fellows program. The report then considers the administration and evaluation of the center and funding alternatives. (JP)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Instructional Improvement, Networks, Newsletters, Professional Continuing Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Staff Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Centers, Teacher Exchange Programs, Teacher Workshops, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Paper prepared for the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 1980)