ERIC Number: ED183106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The State of Professional Development in Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education.
A survey of 95 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education was undertaken in November 1979 to: (1) determine the current state of professional development activities, (2) discover the types of professional development resources that institutions could share, and (3) disclose the kinds of professional development services perceived to be most needed from the state Department of Education. Both existing and planned involvement was found in 56 to 65 percent of the responding institutions. Those involved in these activities were tending to expand their involvement, while those not involved seemed to remain uninvolved; involved institutions tended to foster a variety of types of programs. A strong interest is shown in programs concerned with: faculty training in the use of a variety of course presentation methods; administrative training in management techniques; and faculty training in the development and use of varied course material. Most institutions involved in professional development activities have shareable resources such as information, consultants, needs assessment instruments, learning packages, or taped programs. As the extent of involvement increases, so does the amount of these shareable resources. Graphs and charts show the distribution of programs and interest in the institutions surveyed. The survey instrument is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, College Faculty, Consultants, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Questionnaires, State Departments of Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.