ERIC Number: ED164018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development in Higher Education.
Coward, Tamara B., Ed.; And Others
The need for and importance of professional development at the community college level are explored. The initial chapter presents an overview of the topic and discusses the relationship between professional development; a planning, management, and evaluation system; and Advanced Institutional Development Program grants. The essential elements of a staff development program are identified and needs assessment survey forms for administrators, faculty, and classified personnel are presented. The second chapter reviews the development and implementation of the classified staff development program at Seattle Community College in a question-answer format. The rationale for, and the objectives, principles, implementation, and application of faculty growth contracts are considered in Chapter 3, which also provides an illustrative example. Chapter 4 considers evaluation as a staff development tool, presents a human development model, and looks at evaluation processes and outcomes. Chapter 5 presents tips on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of two- or three-day inservice workshops; sample checklists and evaluation forms are included. Appendices to the document contain a classified staff career ladder used for the Seattle Community College District, a bibliography on program development, a foundation directory, and a list of potential sources for professional development activities. (MB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McManis Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Advanced Institutional Development Program Two-Year College Consortium.