ERIC Number: ED148449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational and Staff Development in the Community College.
McQuay, Paul L.
A plan for staff development was evolved at Williamsport Area Community College (Pennsylvania), a primarily vocational-technical school. Program objectives were established and questionnaires constructed to survey needs of trustees, professional, and classified staff. A five-part recommendation resulted that included (1) the placement of responsibility for directing staff development; (2) upgrading skills and instructional techniques through volunteer workshops, industrial training subsidies, new teacher apprenticeships, trustee retreats, administrative seminars, credential upgrading, and salary credit for non-academic training programs; (3) orientation for new, returning, and part-time staff, with audio-visual orientation for mid-year hires; (4) research, renewal, and self-development activities including summer research and development grants, professional meeting reports to colleagues, informal discussion groups, use of campus recreational facilities, college-chartered travel, a professional library for current articles, and training of audio-tutorial materials facilitators within instructional divisions; and (5) exchange programs of faculty with other Pennsylvania colleges. Plans for classified staff involved orientation, written job descriptions, evaluations, and in-service workshops for updating job skills. (RT)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Individual Development, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Job Skills, Off the Job Training, Professional Continuing Education, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Teacher Exchange Programs, Technical Institutes, Trustees, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Vocational Education Conference (Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, June 21-24, 1976)