ERIC Number: ED118168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Statewide Community College Faculty Development: A Personalized Approach.
Preus, Paul K.; Williams, Douglas F.
The Program for Development of Community College Faculty was designed to provide statewide coordination and resources for individualized faculty development programs at 18 of Alabama's two-year colleges. It featured a year-long (1971-72) on-campus program of faculty development planned and implemented by certain faculty members from each community college who were designated as "catalytic agents" and who participated in an intensive training session during summer 1971. The program also included a time-sequenced series of evaluations which continued three years after other program activities had ended. This report describes the program in detail, outlines its budget, and presents summaries of the evaluation results. It was found that program participants became slightly more open-minded and formed more positive attitudes toward basic community college concepts during their year of inservice training, and that it was the "catalytic agents" who benefited most from the program. It is recommended that any replication of this project include: (1) more lead time in selecting "catalytic agents" and in staff planning, (2) either more funding or a more limited scope, (3) the recruitment of at least two "catalytic agents" for each participating college, and (4) the requirement that each "catalytic agent" form program strategies before leaving the summer session. Appended are a list of participating colleges and the evaluation instruments. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama