ERIC Number: ED249882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Continuing Professional Education: A Conceptual Approach and an Empirical Study.
Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
An approach to continuing professional education, which was used by the Continuing Professional Education Development Project at Pennsylvania State University, is discussed in two papers. The project established alternative approaches to program development and delivery, based in part on a practice orientation to program development. In "Professionals and Professors: A Change Strategy for Institutionalizing Collaborative Continuing Professional Education Program Development," Carl A. Lindsay and Wayne D. Smutz examine institutionalization from a conceptual perspective and describe the project's change strategy. Additional topics include a seven-phase needs assessment/program development process, and collaboration between the university and professional associations. In "Pressure Points for Change: Faculty Views of Continuing Professional Education," William Toombs, Carl A. Lindsay, and Gary A. Hettinger examine the climate for change through a survey of faculty attitudes and perceptions concerning continuing professional education. The current nature of faculty involvement with continuing education, along with faculty relations with a profession or contact with practitioners, was determined. Faculty role behavior (i.e., teaching, research and scholarship, publications, service and consulting) was also assessed. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.