ERIC Number: ED156288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development Handbook for Community College Part-Time Faculty Members.
Weichenthal, Phyllis B.; And Others
The first of the five major sections of this handbook describes it as a whole and suggests an approach to its use. The second section serves as a guide to planning by drawing attention to the need for executive commitment to programs for part-time faculty members, the need for a key administrative coordinator, the value of support from deans and division heads, and the critical role played by the faculty planning committee; suggesting procedures for planning meetings; and emphasizing the use of needs assessment and evaluation within the planning framework. The third section offers a descriptive approach to needs assessment which clarifies terms, developmental procedures and alternative approaches to planning professional development activities. The fourth section reviews evaluation of programs and activities in terms of questions to be considered in an evaluation design such as why evaluate, what issues should be addressed (program outcomes, administration, processes and personnel, suggestions for future programs), what resources are available, how is information collected, how are findings analyzed, and how are findings reported. The final section contains a plan for supervision of part-time faculty members, and a number of programs, resources, and services useful to faculty professional development. A working paper, "Characteristics of Effective Instructors and Implications for Part-Time Faculty Members", and bibliography are appended. (Author/TR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Guidelines, Guides, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Part Time Faculty, Professional Continuing Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Continuing Education and Public Services.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.