ERIC Number: ED248908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Staff Development Interview. Coombe Lodge Exercise. Information Bank Number 1561.
The staff development interview, as conducted at British colleges of further and higher education, is an exchange of information and views between the department head and the lecturer, with the goal of assisting the lecturer's professional growth. The interviews are part of an ongoing process of staff development which includes recruitment and selection, induction, the preparation of job descriptions, supervision, and developmental planning. As an aide in structuring staff development interviews, each member of the department should fill out a questionnaire focusing on teaching duties and developmental plans, teaching methods, contributions to the department and college, and self-assessment of abilities. The questionnaire should serve as the framework for discussion during the interview. Hypothetically, there will be three situations faced by the department head in interviewing a lecturer: the vast majority of situations will involve lecturers who are meeting their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner; the other two types of situations will involve staff members who are contributing in an outstanding fashion and those who, for one reason or another, are having grave difficulties. This discussion of the staff development interview presents a series of general and specific considerations that should be covered during the interviews, and includes a statement of the City of Bath Technical College's staff development interview policy, a list of interview skills required of department heads, and a sample staff development questionnaire. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)