ERIC Number: ED197769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Staff Development in the Community College Past, Present, and Future.
This three-part paper traces the history of staff development in community colleges, assesses its current status, and establishes provisions for its effective continuation. The history of staff development is traced through a review of publications on the topic, a discussion of the national conferences on staff development, and a narrative concerning the author's experiences with staff development. Next, reasons why colleges are becoming interested in staff development are enumerated, first in terms of general staff benefits, and then in terms of the benefits specific to faculty and administrators. This section concludes with a discussion of four additional antecedents to the staff development movement. The examination of the present state of staff development focuses on the growing numbers of people becoming active in the movement, organizational patterns that have emerged, institutional provisions for staff development, persistent problems that hinder effectiveness, and elements essential for program success. The recommendations presented in the final section include the following: the increased use of packaged programs, the inclusion of staff development in performance appraisals, the institutional acceptance of program costs, the use of outside consultants, adequate program evaluations, and the pursuit of organizational as well as staff development objectives. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Faculty Development and Evaluation in Higher Education (3rd, Orlando, FL, February 28-March 2, 1979).