ERIC Number: ED207462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of a Staff Development Exercise at the 1980 American College Personnel Association Convention. Research Report No. 15-80.
Masters, Michael D.; Sedlacek, William E.
The organized experience of the Testing, Research and Data Processing Division of the University of Maryland, College Park, Counseling Center of attending a national convention and making presentations is discussed and evaluated. In evaluating the various aspects of the experience, participants agreed that "debugging" their presentation with the members of the presentation team, working on their presentation in staff meetings, and a dress rehearsal in staff meetings were all helpful to them; and that the entire organized effort was worth the time and energy, and was worth repeating. The staff rated the American College Personnel Association convention in terms of quality, overall level of program presentations (style and preparedness), overall content of the programs, and as a whole experience (i.e., a rating of three on a five-point Liker scale, ranging from poor to excellent). Some changes recommended for future conventions included: more moderate prices overall; scheduling free time throughout the day; more emphasis on counseling in program content; higher quality of program content, preparation, and delivery; and more exhibits by publishers. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Conferences, Counseling, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, National Organizations, Professional Associations, Program Evaluation, Public Speaking, Speeches, Student Personnel Workers
University of Maryland, Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Counseling Center, College Park, MD 20742 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: American College Personnel Association; Preparative Evaluation