ERIC Number: ED199394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Study to Determine In-Service Education Needs of Part-Time Vocational Faculty and an In-Service Program to Meet Those Needs.
Goetsch, David L.
A study was conducted to determine what is being done nationally in terms of inservice education for part-time vocational faculty and the most pressing inservice needs of part-time vocational faculty at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College. As a result of the study, an inservice education program for part-time faculty at the college that could serve as a model for other institutions was developed, and the program was implemented by means of a pilot project, evaluated, and followed by a full workshop to meet strongly felt inservice needs. The study was conducted by sending needs assessment letters to state departments of education, division of community colleges, in each of the forty-four states that has a public community college system, and by surveying the entire part-time vocational faculty at Okaloosa-Walton to determine their most strongly felt inservice needs. Though only 16 percent of the state departments indicated that inservice education was provided for part-time faculty in their state, 40 percent recognized the need for it. The part-time faculty at Okaloosa-Walton identified metric measurement, teacher liabilities, motivating students, and teaching disadvantaged students as their most strongly felt inservice needs. All participants in the pilot and full-service workshops found the workshops to be beneficial. It was recommended that all community colleges employing part-time vocational faculty develop and implement inservice programs designed specifically to meet the needs of part-time instructional personnel. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Okaloosa-Walton Junior Coll., Niceville, FL.