ERIC Number: ED190168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Human Resource Development in Technical Education through a Comprehensive Diagnostic and Development System.
Groff, Warren H.
During 1977-78, North Central Technical College (NCTC) initiated a comprehensive planning system incorporating diagnostic analyses of both the professional development needs of individual faculty members and the long-term needs of the institution as a whole. The faculty needs analysis was facilitated through an Instructional Development and Effectiveness Assessment System designed to diagnose problems in ten areas relating to instructional methodology and techniques. The data obtained from this analysis, as well as from guest speakers and a library of professional materials, were used in the creation of individual development plans for each faculty members. Administrator effectiveness was similarly diagnosed through a series of evaluation activities for departmental chairmen. The institutional needs analysis was effected by a Planning, Management, and Evaluation system, using ad hoc committees to clarify goals in the areas of program flexibility, student retention, student advising, instructional development, and staff workload and remuneration. Specific dollar amounts for these goals were assigned, and timetables for their implementation and evaluation were established. Though more work needs to be done on developing satisfactory performance standards for the array of services provided by a college, NCTC's diagnostic system is a first step in keeping up with changing educational needs. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, College Planning, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Change, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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