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ERIC Number: ED216743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Faculty Development in the Community College.
Sell, Daniel
As the purposes of colleges change and adapt, so too should college staff have the opportunities to change and adapt. Faculty development can help provide these opportunities, while at the same time meeting demands of accountability and fostering curricular and instructional innovation. The goals of faculty development in the Houston Community College System (HCCS) are to facilitate the growth and benefit of all members of the institution; to integrate curriculum development with student, faculty, and administrative development; and to create faculty development programs based on student development models. The faculty development model created at HCCS involves an integrated process of planning, communication, implementation, and evaluation within a framework of administrative support, coordination of planning and activities by the Staff and Instructional Development (SID) committee, program and professional development activities, and a system of support and incentives. Between 1980 and 1982, HCCS initiated several activities, including a staff development needs assessment, instructional workshops, numerous media presentations, and support for faculty to implement instructional innovations. The SID's goals for the next four years focus on including professional development activities in faculty evaluation, establishing minimum professional development activities, implementation of an incentives system, and preparation of individual development plans. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Houston Community College TX