ERIC Number: ED110136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development for the Rural Community College.
Richardson, William R.
Because rural colleges are small, isolated, relatively tax poor, and are staffed primarily by public school trained and experienced personnel, their staffs usually possess values, attitudes, and beliefs that are directly contrary to the philosophy of the community college. This address calls for the beginning of effective staff development planning at each rural college in order to develop within the staff those qualities of competence, creativity, and leadership that are more commonly found in larger, more affluent, urban institutions. Quality of service in the community college depends primarily on the quality of the staff; staff development must be part of an evolving plan of institutional development, based on carefully defined service-program goals. Staff development planning should occur in four stages: (1) establishing a receptive climate when the commitment to staff development is made and objectives are defined; (2) organizing and training a staff development planning committee with membership drawn from every sector of personnel; (3) plan development and implementation; and (4) plan maintenance and evaluation. Each of these phases is discussed in detail. (MJK)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Planning, Educational Planning, Inservice Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Staff Development, Teacher Improvement, Two Year Colleges
Not available separately; See JC 750 441
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech delivered at the Annual Workshop of the Southeastern Community College Leadership Program (16th, Tallahassee, Florida, March 12-14, 1975)