ERIC Number: ED101780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
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The On-Site, Programmatic Approach to Staff Development.
Collins, Charles C.; Case, Chester H.
At present, community college in-service professional development programs are not top quality. Little, if any, budgetary support is allocated for them, and responsibility for planning and carrying them out is allocated to no one in particular. The few on-site in-service professional development programs now in operation exhibit common elements and usually employ one of five organizational options. Under a three-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Los Medanos College has developed a model for the induction and professional development of community college staff members. It is designed to serve five clienteles: new and inexperienced faculty, experienced faculty, classified staff, adjunct faculty, and administrators. The Professional Development Facilitator (PDF) is the most active agent in planning, implementing, and evaluating staff development activities. The PDF holds a staff, not line, position and reports directly to the President while serving in a resource relationship to the entire college staff. Graduate schools must develop better pre-service programs, programs for experienced community college faculty and administrators, and special programs for the preparation of future facilitators of staff development for the college campuses. (DC)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Faculty, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Professional Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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