ERIC Number: ED160020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
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The Evaluation of Faculty Development Programs. Research Report No. 39.
Hoyt, Donald P.; Howard, George S.
Literature pertinent to the evaluation of faculty development programs is reviewed and data are presented from several studies conducted at Kansas State University and Wichita State University. These data were consistent with those previously reported in that faculty participants consistently expressed satisfaction with development services. In addition, one study found that most faculty members voluntarily took some action to improve their instructional effectiveness, though only a minority pursued these efforts in depth. Volunteers who worked intensively with a faculty development consultant improved more on objective measures of effectiveness than did those who were only superficially involved in improvement efforts; those who received no consultative assistance failed to improve significantly. Evidence from a final study provided a control for faculty motivation and led to the conclusion that improvement was contingent both on faculty desire to improve and on the availability of professional assistance. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Institutional Research, Literature Reviews, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Response
Office of Educational Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Office of Educational Research.