ERIC Number: ED283582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May-6
A Corporate Human Resources Approach to Faculty Development in the Community College.
Kelly, Diana K.
A comparison is presented of the faculty development activities currently being conducted in colleges with staff development activities in business. Following introductory information, section I reviews the similarities and differences between the organizational characteristics of community colleges and of corporations, and their similar needs for staff development. Section II assesses the current status of faculty development, underscoring the need for faculty development brought about by faculty, student, and environmental changes and highlighting development activities at various colleges. Section III provides an outline of business training practices which may be adapted for use by community colleges, focusing on: (1) the state of the art in corporate human resources development; (2) planning development activities through participation; (3) the role of the training director in putting the goals into action; (4) specific goals for human resources development; (5) the importance of chief executive officer support; and (6) budgeting for human resources development. The concluding section offers a practical action plan for faculty development in community colleges, including research, assessment of needs, planning of initial faculty development activities, follow up, and evaluation. A 10-page reference list concludes the document. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A