ERIC Number: ED203909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Competencies for Developmental Educators. Second Edition.
Dickens, Mary Ellen
Based on the outcomes of a three-day brainstorming session undertaken by a panel of ten community college developmental education practitioners, this handbook outlines 113 professional competencies required of remedial instructors and provides a series of forms based upon these competencies which can be used for staff development, selection, and evaluation. A brief profile of the panel participants is presented first, followed by a description of the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) brainstorming process which was used. The report then offers a working definition for "developmental educator," and a chart which organized the 113 specific competencies into eight categories: (1) manifest personal qualities; (2) application of interpersonal skills; (3) ability to structure and sequence skill competencies; (4) instructional planning skills; (5) instructional delivery (i.e., teaching); (6) assessment of student progress; (7) public relations; and (8) program administration. Finally, these competencies are used as the basis of eight forms designed for self-evaluation, peer evaluation, supervisor evaluation, instructor evaluation of supervisor, student evaluation of instructor, identification of staff development needs, departmental evaluation, and interviewing prospective instructors. A list of available staff development modules on six of the competency categories is included. (JP)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Competence, Developmental Studies Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Instructional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Evaluation, Program Administration, Remedial Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Technical Coll., Pendleton, SC.