ERIC Number: ED175505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Faculty Development Program at Ventura College, Ventura, California.
McDannold, Thomas A.
A three-phase research project was conducted at Ventura College to design, implement, and evaluate a faculty development program. In the first phase, an eight-member program committee was established to define goals and set objectives for a curriculum for personal, organizational, and instructional development. The committee conducted a faculty needs assessment survey and from the results developed a series of six weekly two-hour workshops. The workshops constituted the second phase of the program and allowed 61 faculty members to participate in small group sessions to discuss teaching strategies, investigate conflict resolution, gain information about student reading levels and motivation, and explore new instructional methods and materials. In the final phase of the project, an evaluation survey of 31 workshop participants was analyzed to determine the success of the project. Those activities relating to instructional development, particularly those presenting new instructional techniques and methods, were evaluated more favorably than those dealing with personal or organizational development. Survey forms and related project materials are appended. (DR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Dissertation; Nova University