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ERIC Number: ED260756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Professional Development Activities of Iowa Community College Faculty.
Miller, Darwin Jay
A study was conducted of the staff development activities of community college faculty in Iowa. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 302 faculty members from the 15 community colleges in Iowa, requesting them to indicate the number of times they had participated in 25 identified staff development activities during the past year, and the total hours of participation in each activity. In addition, the respondents were asked to indicate if they participated in the activity during normal working hours, if it was funded by personal finances, and if it led to promotion and/or salary increase. Study findings, based on responses from 187 faculty members, included the following: (1) five activities were identified as having over 10 mean hours of participation: professional meetings/conferences, area of campus-sponsored inservice training, course work toward an advanced degree, special projects, and community service work; (2) 26.2% of the total hours of participation took place during normal working hours; and (3) the extent of participation was associated with the faculty members' educational attainment. A literature review and the survey instrument are included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa