ERIC Number: ED168650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Designing a Staff Development Curriculum for Community College Personnel at College of Alameda.
Cato, Jimmy E.
As part of an effort to design and implement staff development and instructional improvement opportunities for personnel at the College of Alameda (California), questionnaires were distributed to all 250 staff members (105 responded--24 classified and 81 faculty). Additionally, the concerns of the college president and the staff development committee were determined. The questionnaire elicited information on: (1) improving job assignment; (2) the value of various staff development activities and willingness to participate in them; (3) preferences with regard to formats and frequency of activities; and (4) methods of improving instruction. Using the results of the survey and a review of current successful programs at other colleges, nine mini-courses were developed. The five courses designed for faculty were "Community College Staff Development,""Exploring Alternative Teaching Methods,""Community College Curriculum,""Group Dynamics and Human Interaction," and "The Community College Student." The four mini-courses developed for classified personnel were "Classified Staff Orientation,""Office Practices,""Classified Staff Seminar," and "Skills Specialization Workshop." The survey instrument, a bibliography, and course outlines are appended. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Faculty Development, Inservice Education, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Scheduling, School Personnel, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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