ERIC Number: ED265890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Four Dimensions of Staff Development Activities as Related to Part-Time Community College Instructors' Needs, Awareness, and Levels of Participation.
Byrd, Ann Marie
A study was conducted to analyze four dimensions of community college staff development activities (i.e., instructional, personal, professional and organizational) as related to part-time instructors' needs, awareness, and participation. Study findings, based on a telephone survey of staff development officers in Florida, a survey of 262 part-time instructors at three Florida community colleges, and a survey of the staff development directors of the three institutions, included the following: (1) only one of the three colleges offered training for part-time faculty in all four developmental areas; (2) although respondents indicated that the training they had received was useful to them, they also identified current needs for training that were not being met; (3) "training in the latest instructional trends" was considered the most needed by faculty; (4) at one institution, "training in student development needs" had the least amount of participation (4.7%), yet showed the highest amount of need (63.9%); and (5) at one institution, over 50% of the part-time instructors expressed a need for training activities in areas that were considered of little use by the staff development director. The survey instrument is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida Association of Staff and Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.
Note: Based on a dissertation completed at the University of Florida.