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ERIC Number: ED248930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Education of Mid-Career Professors: Where Is It Today?
Belker, June S.
The continuing education of professors is becoming an issue for college and university administrators as educational institutions confront a work force that will not significantly change for the next 10 to 15 years. A two-part study was conducted to investigate activity in the area of professional development for mid-career faculty. The first part of the study consisted of a comprehensive literature search to identify existing programs which might be helpful in establishing a model for future use. The literature review identified 25 colleges and universities with some form of professional development program, and a number of collaborative programs in which colleges and universities in the same geographical area had formed a coalition. The second part of the study involved contacting the identified colleges and consortia to gather information about their programs. General findings included the following: (1) most faculty renewal programs operated under the concept of faculty development focusing on the individual professor; (2) most institutions placed an emphasis on the new faculty member in their development programs; (3) most institutions viewed professional development as an individual concern for mid-career faculty; (4) two-year institutions were more concerned with improving instructional techniques than four-year colleges; and (5) a few institutions were concerned with ways in which faculty and institutional goals could be more effectively related. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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