ERIC Number: ED393488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Handbook.
Jarrett, Carole, Ed.; Sumner, Jo, Ed.
Prepared as a reference for staff development coordinators in California's community colleges, this five-part handbook presents information on program planning and implementation, state requirements, and available resources. The first section provides background information on the state's staff development programs, highlighting their role, framework, and the personal and professional skills needed by coordinators. This section also provides a matrix of roles and responsibilities of coordinators and advisory committees. Section 2 focuses on the staff development planning process, providing information on integrating the staff development plan into the overall college planning process, planning responsibilities within the scope of the shared governance regulations, and developing the plan with existing college resources and plans. Section 3 describes implementing a development plan; focusing on the importance of conducting needs assessments; the use of focus groups; running effective meetings; promoting the plan; and coordinating and evaluating events and activities. Section 4 summarizes state rules and requirements related to staff development; highlighting the state's role; where rules are published; state reporting and approval requirements; governance regulations; and contact people at the state Chancellor's Office. Finally, section 5 provides a list of staff development organizations, helpful staff development materials, and recommended readings, as well as a description of grant programs. Appendixes provide sample goals and activities, a sample expenditure report, a coordinator job description, sections from California Assembly Bill 1725 establishing staff development funding, and Title 5 regulations on flexible calendar programs. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Coll. Council for Staff Development.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges