ERIC Number: ED129349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Professional, Personal, and Staff Development Report of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, August, 1976.
Bolden, Otis L., Comp.
In October and November of 1975, the Office of Research at ST. Louis Community College at Forest Park attempted to systematically determine what areas of staff development were desired and/or needed by the college staff. Questionnaires were sent to 350 staff members and 81 were returned for a 23% response rate. Questions asked of the respondents sought to elicit information regarding their needs, preferences for further formal education, types of workshops and institutes, and their preference relative to manner of participation (individually, in groups) in staff development activities. Results of the survey indicated that, overall, the respondents felt clarification of the college's philosophy and understanding of instructional innovation methods to be important needs. In terms of further education, the staff indicated a desire for opportunities to pursue advanced degrees and to obtain college credit. Workshops and institutes were preferred for summer scheduling and respondents generally indicated a preference to participate in staff development activities in small groups. The survey information is analyzed according to discipline/functional area. A listing of staff development activities carried out during 1975-76 is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.