ERIC Number: ED145880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of 1976-1977 Faculty Development Program. Vol. IX, No. 4.
Voegel, George H.; Lucas, John A.
In order to assess the effectiveness of the faculty development program for full-time instructors and the orientation program for part-time instructors at William Rainey Harper College, a questionnaire was mailed to all 67 lead teachers, coordinators, and academic administrators; 23 (34%) responded. Half of the respondents indicated that the development program for full-time faculty was ineffective and should either be completely revised or eliminated. Some reasons given for ineffectiveness included the presentation of old material, presentations which were too general, and the inability to implement useful suggestions. Most recommendations for program improvement centered on increased involvement of faculty members in the planning of the program and increased relevance of the presentations. There was divided opinion as to whether the full-time faculty development program should be organized at the institutional level or delegated to the divisions. Most respondents indicated that the orientation program for part-time faculty should be extended to an on-going faculty development program. Again, there was mixed opinion as to whether this should be organized at the institutional or divisional level. The survey instrument, an overview of the faculty development program for 1976-77, and recommendations for program improvement are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.