ERIC Number: ED394867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Policies, Procedures, and Reference Manual for Visual Arts Teachers.
Foster, Carol A.
This report chronicles the development of a written compendium of commonly used policies, procedures, and references for use by the visual arts teachers of a fine and performing arts department in a large county-wide school district. The compendium was researched, written, and correlated with shared vision, mission, and purpose statements that evolved through consensus of the target group. The discrepancy addressed by this project was identified through a needs assessment survey of the target group shortly after the writer assumed the role of coordinator of the newly restructured department. The creation of these products increased the efficiency of the department office by diminishing telephone calls over routine matters, and increased teacher empowerment and effectiveness by providing the target group with previously inaccessible information. Furthermore, by employing participative input and target group consensus, significant ownership and bonding took place. The success of this project was measured by a comparison of pre- and post-implementation survey results, a comparison of pre- and post-implementation telephone logs, and the production of completed vision, mission, and purpose statements that are included in the appendices. The manual is attached. (DQE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova University. Some sections printed on colored paper.