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ERIC Number: ED188725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Part-Time Faculty and Recommendations for Faculty Development at Vista College...A Noncampus Community College.
Elioff, Ione H.
A three-part study was conducted to help determine appropriate orientation and in-service activities for the part-time faculty of Vista College, a non-campus college in Berkeley, California. The first part of the study consisted of site visits to three other non-campus colleges. These visits revealed the colleges' commitment to professional development and that they were offering a variety of in-service activities, but that the colleges were experiencing a similar pattern of problems due to the teachers' physical isolation and to lack of funding. The study also included a survey of the in-service materials and resources available and appropriate for part-time faculty, which revealed that those materials designed specifically for part-time instructors focused primarily on policies and procedures and that no materials had been developed for part-time faculty in non-campus colleges. Materials considered useful for Vista faculty were organized in an annotated bibliography. Finally, the study sought to determine the needs and characteristics of Vista's faculty. A survey, which was completed by 299 of the 408 instructors at the college, provided information on their perceptions of the college and their faculty development preferences. The study report includes a review of the literature, the bibliography of staff development materials, and the questionnaire. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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