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ERIC Number: ED185942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Provision for Academic Staff Development (United Kingdom and Canada). Survey III.
Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg.
A survey was conducted in 1979-80 to determine which Canadian universities are involved in the provision of teaching services for academic staff (assistance of various forms in such matters as instructional skills, evaluation techniques, courses and curriculum planning). Information is presented on the nature of the assistance being provided, the administrative format, the dates the units or committees were established, and the scope of activities in which the units are involved. Results of a 1977-78 survey in the United Kingdom are also included. The results of the Canadian survey are summarized in a chart categorized as follows: (1) institutions that employ a committee format; (2) institutions employing a unit format; (3) the numbers of full- and or part-time staff associated with the committees or unit; (4) the institutions involved in such activities as staff workshops; (5) the percentage of the institution's teaching staff that is involved in the various activities of the units/committees; and (6) the provision, if any, that is made for graduate assistant training. The United Kingdom chart names the institutions that are indicated as offering some such service, gives the name of the committee and/or unit through which the services are administered, the date of their establishment; and a directory of the people involved in staff development at the various universities. The training courses in the United Kingdom range from induction and orientation sessions for new staff members, to inservice courses for established staff. Over half of the British institutions provide formal inservice training, and there is little discipline-based training. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, School Surveys
The University of Manitoba, Department of Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Canada; United Kingdom