ERIC Number: ED140700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies on Faculty Development.
Sikes, Walter; Barrett, Laurence
The Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges (CASC) conducted this study of the funding and implementation of a faculty development program starting in 1973. In each of the four case studies, selected from 40 participating colleges, a team of faculty members was created as a mechanism to improve faculty development efforts. A team of three was chosen by the academic dean in conjunction with a faculty advisory group. After a preliminary one-week workshop, which included the deans and presidents, the teams were expanded to nine faculty. Regional workshops were held to help generate creative activity on the campuses. The four colleges for these case studies provide a diversity in geographic setting, religious orientation, clientele, and history of previous involvement with faculty development. A conceptual framework is provided to view the faculty development efforts of these four campuses. The model presents four types of methods for intervening in an organization, and three distinct levels at which these techniques may be brought to bear. The resultant 12 categories help to order the heterogeneous activities on the campuses, and when considered in relation to the basic profile of each college, the categories help to explain why each institution selected the strategy that it did. Factors hindering the success of the teams and factors conducive to success of faculty development teams are discussed and a list is provided of effective activities sponsored by the teams. (JMF)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, College Administration, Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Research, Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Individual Development, Professional Education, Professional Services, Program Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, Washington, DC.