ERIC Number: ED199252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Collaborative Governance: Networking for Improved Staff Development Programs.
This paper reports on a collaborative approach that was developed in 1978 in response to teacher dissatisfaction with staff development efforts. INSERV (Central Arizona Inservice Consortium) was formed, composed of the Arizona Educational Association, nine school districts, the state department of education, and the College of Education at Arizona State University. By using networking as a strategy, the institutions were more likely to build training programs which were responsive to local needs, and which provided the resources of the University and professional organizations without fragmented or duplicated efforts, traditional thinking, and ineffective delivery systems. INSERV developed by-laws to facilitate collaborative governance, and set goals and program objectives. Five INSERV function areas were approved: (1) clearinghouse; (2) coordination of inservice efforts; (3) sponsoring of programs for administrators; (4) internal management and development; and (5) evaluation and assessment of progress and attainment of inservice goals. A chronology of INSERV development and a list of INSERV activities in 1980-1981 are given, as well as recommendations for others interested in implementing a network approach. (FG)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Networks, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, Schools of Education, Staff Development, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central Arizona Inservice Consortium
Note: Paper presented to the National Council of States on Inservice Education (December 7-11, 1980).