ERIC Number: ED154886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-27
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Development Services: A Project Evaluation.
Woods, Nancy A.
The Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Michigan) Instructional Development Services (IDS) program was designed to provide consultation services for faculty wanting to develop and refine instructional strategies; to review grant proposals, award grants, and monitor faculty grant progress; and to provide faculty on-campus seminars for specific purposes or issues. An evaluation project aimed at answering four major questions about IDS: what IDS planned to accomplish, what procedures and criteria were employed in carrying out objectives, what activities and accomplishments directly resulted from IDS, and what impact IDS had on administrators, faculty, and students. Data came from a faculty survey, interviews with grant recipients who had finished their projects, interviews with IDS committee members, observations, and a review of documents. Although overall IDS success was found, IDS plans for 1975-76 were not specific and criteria for selection of faculty proposals were not established. IDS primarily affected administrators by increasing the time they devoted to instructional development activities and also increased faculty knowledge and skills. IDS impact on students was not adequately measured, although faculty and administrators generally perceived students as benefiting from IDS activities. Appendices cover IDS project implementation processes, evaluation report summaries, selected IDS grants, and an IDS proposal outline. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Valley Community Coll., MI.