ERIC Number: ED198872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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An Evaluation of a Faculty Planned Instructional Development Program at Florida Keys Community College.
Fitzgerald, Richard F.
This five-part report describes and evaluates an in-service instructional development course, which was conducted between December 1978 and February 1979 in a series of five modules for faculty at Florida Keys Community College (FKCC). Chapter I presents introductory material discussing the need for such a course, identifying the criteria upon which the course was evaluated, and defining terms. After Chapter II reviews related literature, Chapter III presents: (1) a step-by-step description of course-planning activities, in which course objectives were determined by faculty responses to the Herrscher Instructional Effectiveness Inventory and the Raines Professional Developmental Needs Survey; (2) a brief description of the course modules, which focused on cognitive mapping, utilization of pre- and post-tests, the construction of competency-based objectives, methods of practical research, and the faculty-student-counselor relationship; and (3) a description of the methods used to evaluate the course, which included pre- and post-tests measuring participant learning and satisfaction, and a comparison of student attrition rates before and after the instructors' participation in the course. Chapter IV details findings for each component of the evaluation, and Chapter V presents summary conclusions. Pre- and post-tests are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Workshops, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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