ERIC Number: ED211133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Program of Staff Development (a Proposed Model) for Credit-Free Instructors.
Heelan, Cynthia M.
This six-chapter report describes a study of staff development for community services faculty at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) and proposes a model program. After Chapter I introduces community services instruction at NHCC, past staff development efforts, and the scope and limitations of the study, Chapter II reviews the literature on community college staff development. Chapter III examines methods of data collection (i.e., a survey of 72 instructors of noncredit courses) and analysis. Chapter IV presents the results of the survey, providing information on respondents' tenure as a community services instructor; current occupation; perceptions of NHCC orientation, evaluation, and in-service training; familiarity with instructional issues and college services and resources; preferred learning methods; interest in sharing class experiences; and career plans. Chapter V examines the implications of the study and presents conclusions and recommendations. A model program is outlined in Chapter VI, which establishes the assumptions underlying the program and delineates its seven components: (1) pre-hiring interview; (2) contract development; (3) orientation; (4) evaluation; (5) in-service activities, such as credit courses on adult learners; (6) a recognition system; and (7) creation of a staff development committee. Appendices contain the survey instrument, instructor evaluation forms, a job description, and an application form. A selected bibliography is included. (KL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Community Colleges, Community Services, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Noncredit Courses, Part Time Faculty, Professional Recognition, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Orientation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis, Minn.