ERIC Number: ED248942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Faculty Development Programs in Selected Community/Junior Colleges in Texas.
A study was conducted to investigate the organization and structure of faculty development programs in selected Texas community and junior colleges, and to develop faculty development models based on the quantitative and qualitative findings of the study. Interviews were conducted with seven deans of instruction or equivalent college administrators at colleges with headcount enrollments ranging from 1,800 to 23,000 students. Study findings revealed: (1) faculty development activities conducted at the colleges included speakers and guest lecturers on topics such as computer literacy and testing; faculty grant programs; and post-graduate course credit; (2) some of the colleges had administrative personnel primarily responsible for faculty development, while other colleges assigned faculty development to administrators with other responsibilities; (3) all of the administrators agreed upon the value of faculty development programs; (4) there appeared to be no network of communication among program administrators; and (5) the majority of the faculty at the colleges held master's degrees in the subject areas they taught, but few had taken professional courses from a college of education. The study report includes sketches of four faculty development models. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laredo State Univ., TX.