ERIC Number: ED188681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Professional Development in Arizona Community Colleges.
Padgett, Suzanne; Thompson, Larry C.
In order to identify and describe the professional development programs available at the community colleges in Arizona, the administrators of the faculty development programs at each of the state's 20 campuses were mailed a brief questionnaire; 18 questionnaires were returned. The survey revealed that there were over 2,000 faculty members at these colleges, with an average of 109 instructors per institution. Of the 18 responding colleges, 15 offered some sort of professional development program and all but one of these colleges had developed stated program goals. The average community college offered nine separate professional development experiences--the most commonly offered were workshops, professional leaves, orientation, seminars, consultant programs, and funding of travel. The direction and implementation of these programs were in the hands of individuals or groups in a number of different positions. In response to a question on program funding, one respondent indicated that his/her college's program was funded through federal grants, three indicated having state support, and seven indicated that their programs were operated on local district funds. Program participation was reported to be "strictly voluntary" at 13 colleges and the most frequently mentioned type of remuneration for this participation was salary or grade increments. The questionnaire is included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for the Study of Higher Education.