ERIC Number: ED183051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Professional and Staff Development: Past Practice and Future Plans at UMSL.
Touhill, Blanche M.
When it opened in 1963, most of the University of Missouri at St. Louis faculty had little or no prior experience in higher education. Faculty and staff development during the first 15 years were based on: (1) individual goal setting; (2) learning where development opportunities existed for accomplishing those goals, the discipline to accomplish them, and then communicating to the university that they had been achieved; and (3) a realistic perspective on faculty responsibilities. The university has now clearly defined its mission, and the principles behind staff development remain the same. Specific development issues have surfaced: faculty must place greater emphasis on their work with students; staff members who obtain degrees want to move into middle management positions in the university and play an active role in governance, but do not seek faculty status; and the administration must institutionalize faculty and staff development to fulfill the mission of the university. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: University of Missouri Saint Louis