ERIC Number: ED206233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Through Growth Contracts Handbook, 1981.
Carlberg, R. Judson, Ed.
This manual on faculty growth contracting as done at Gordon College (Massachusetts) is divided into three sections. The first is a progress report on the college's efforts in growth contracts. It discusses the principles of the contracting, difficulties of implementation, unanswered questions (impact on teaching effectivenees, what to do when grants run out, and the realism of individualizing faculty roles through contracts), and some suggestions for other institutions to consider. The second section looks at program evaluation and research. A study of 1977 and 1979 teacher attitudes to the program, other institutions' experiences in adapting the Gordon College model, a University of Michigan evaluation of Gordon's program, possible factors in positive results, the budget, and an individual evaluator's comments are reported. The third section is the Gordon College faculty development manual, which outlines implementation procedures and step-by-step instructions for growth contract participants. Appendices include a sample faculty profile, sample annual plan, sample budget form and ledger sheet, and suggested guidelines for advisory committees. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Case Studies, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Guidelines, Higher Education, Models, Performance Contracts, Private Colleges, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
Gordon College, Wenham, MA ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Gordon Coll., Wenham, MA.