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ERIC Number: ED185937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Instructional Development Activities in a Faculty Development Program.
Koffman, Michael; Theall, Michael
A faculty development program instituted in Northeastern University's College of Nursing is described. Operated internally by elected faculty development committee members, the program includes goal setting, evaluation, and related services. Through a series of steps new faculty members plan their professional development and prepare evaluative information. The important features of this process are the yearly planning sessions, the involvement of faculty development committee members, and the general recognition of the need for a career-long faculty development process. After a six-month evaluation, decisions for certain long-range goals and professional development activities are made. Each spring, the faculty member completes a faculty planning form, called a "professional growth plan." At a meeting of the faculty member, faculty development committee member, course coordinator, and dean, the previous year's goals are discussed, based on data derived from evaluation information sources. Progress toward stated goals and plans for specific developmental activities are made. Meetings to determine salary increases, retention, promotion, and tenure are also held. The faculty development committee member also assists in the documentation and reporting of professional competence in the faculty member's dossier. Evaluation instruments are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northeastern University MA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, April 1980)