ERIC Number: ED236729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
In-House Course Work for Salary Step Credits: The Program at McLennan Community College.
Harrell, Ann; Schormann, Randall
On-campus credit courses for the professional development of community college faculty have proven to be a highly effective means of improving the quality of instruction at McLennan Community College (Waco, Texas). If carefully designed, implemented, and evaluated, these courses can provide an appropriate alternative to faculty enrollment in postgraduate courses at other institutions. A successful program of professional development courses must include a clear recognition of the faculty's instructional needs and interests; offer faculty members maximum convenience, economy, and time efficiency; and utilize appropriate evaluative procedures to determine the courses' instructional value for both the enrolled faculty members and their own students. (Extensive appendixes include explanations of professional development requirements and salary schedule credits, a sample course proposal and prospectus, the syllabus and evaluation of a faculty workshop, and a list of noncredit seminars and credit courses offered at the community college.) (MM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Education Work Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Workshops, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).