ERIC Number: ED246961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Criteria for the Institutional Evaluation of Community College Staff Development Programs.
This three-part report provides a literature review on the evaluation of community college staff development programs, reports on a study conducted to identify and validate evaluation criteria, and suggests a process for the use of these criteria in program evaluation. Part I reviews literature focusing on staff and program development, terminological considerations, special efforts in Florida's community colleges, the need for program evaluation, and evaluation and decision making. Part II presents the methodology and findings of a study which sought to: (1) identify and validate criteria for the institutional evaluation of staff and program development programs; (2) demonstrate the utility of the Stufflebeam Context-Input-Process-Product (CIPP) model of evaluation; and (3) investigate whether different groups served by staff development programs varied in their perceptions of the importance of identified evaluation criteria. Finally, part III presents a process for the utilization of the validated evaluation criteria, using a Stufflebeam CIPP framework. For each of four decision-making areas, planning (Context), procedural design (Input), program implementation (Process), and outcomes (Product), objectives and criteria are enumerated. Appendices provide the questionnaire used to validate the evaluation criteria and a list of references. (HB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.