ERIC Number: ED246792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Responding to Changes in Administrative Roles through Professional Development. AIR 1984 Annual Forum Paper.
Kallio, Ruth E.; Knepp, Marilyn
An institutional research/planning office's attempt to deal with the professional development needs of its staff is described. The objective was to broaden and develop the knowledge base and technical skills of the office as a whole, as well as to benefit individuals. A unique aspect of the program was the development of an in-office training program to supplement opportunities available elsewhere. The suggested paradigm involves: assessing needs, identifying opportunities and constraints, matching needs to resources, developing an in-office program, implementing the program, and evaluating the program. For the needs assessment, staff members were asked to evaluate their present level of knowledge and skills and to identify five areas of professional development that interested them. Sixteen sessions were held as part of the formal in-office program, including the following offerings: word processing, personal computer usage, and finance and budget. Informal portions of the professional development program included a variety of individual and group experiences (e.g., individual efforts to become familiar with the microcomputers and software). Program evaluation involved assessment of costs and benefits and achievement of objectives. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (24th, Fort Worth, TX, May 6-9, 1984).