ERIC Number: ED151050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Professional Staff Development: A Community College Model.
Case, Chester H.
This document describes a staff development and induction model used at Los Medanos College for the purpose of professionally preparing teachers as community college instructors. The model proposes a campus-based and managed program that involves a four-week, preservice seminar in August and regular meetings throughout the subsequent fall and spring semesters for teaching interns. Interns receive full salaries while teaching reduced loads and devote their program-generated extra time to induction activities. Professional development facilitators act as on-campus and resource consultants or "teachers of teachers". During the program's course, interns learn to critically examine their own philosophies and values in relation to instruction and as faculty members, and participate in close study of various instructional strategies, curriculum designs, evaluation methods, and interpersonal relations and communication skills. In addition, interns become familiar with their particular college of employment and community colleges in general through lectures, readings, seminars, guest speakers, field trips, and observation of college services and personnel. New faculty and experienced faculty interact in intern/mentor relationships; also, experienced faculty conduct "master classes" on special topics. Induction program organization, processes, curriculum, application, participant assessment, and program appraisal, as well as the professional development facilitator's work and role are discussed. (TR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Consultants, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Teacher Orientation, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, Los Medanos College Bookstore, 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.