ERIC Number: ED237674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
The Conceptualization and Design of a Staff Development Model for Community College Part-Time Faculty.
Pedras, Melvin J.
A proposed model for the staff development of community college part-time faculty was designed for direct application at Clark County Community College (CCCC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The model, which was based on a literature review, a survey of professional staff at CCCC, and a review by the CCCC study advisory committee, addresses the following areas: administration of the training, determination of training needs, development and organization of curriculum components, identification of the populations to be served, logistics of the training program, funding, and supportive services. Because most part-time faculty are employed full-time in jobs outside of the college, designers of the model determined that the most feasible way to provide training for these instructors would be through on-campus, short-term workshops held on weekends and during school breaks. The potential curriculum of the training programs consisted of 50 topics dealing with the mission of the community college, institutional development and delivery, legal aspects of education, and classroom and lab management. Supportive services that appear necessary to ensure the success of such a training program include the publication of a part-time faculty handbook and accommodations such as flexible scheduling, released time, or travel funds to help teachers participating in the program. (MN)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Laboratory Procedures, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Models, Needs Assessment, Part Time Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Services, Staff Development, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clark County Community College NV
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 4, 1983).