ERIC Number: ED241469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Mandatory Faculty Development in Higher Education: The Oklahoma Plan.
Faculty development programs for schools of education were mandated in 1980 by the Oklahoma State Legislature. Among approved standards each institution must meet are: (1) submission to the Oklahoma State Department of Education of faculty development plans and yearly reports of additions or revisions; (2) inclusion of at least one classroom teacher in the teacher education faculty development committee; (3) applicability of faculty development programs to all faculty, including administrators and deans; (4) faculty development programs, such as inservice or exchange programs (not to the exclusion of regular faculty assignments); and (5) service of faculty, at least one-half day per semester, in a public school in responsibilities related to their respective teaching fields. Four plans from four institutions are discussed in terms of structure, requirements, and procedures. Concerns expressed about the feasibility of implementing some of these standards are discussed, including: required service in the public schools, assignment of additional duties without additional compensations, and the threat posed by political initiation of changes in education. Appendices include various forms associated with teacher education faculty development plans. (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College School Cooperation, Faculty Development, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mandatory Continuing Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, State Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984). Some appendices may not reproduce well due to small or broken print.