ERIC Number: ED286570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Faculty: A Report on Professional Development at Niagara County Community College 1985-86.
The professional development activities of teaching faculty, librarians, technical assistants, and academic administrators at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) (New York) are reviewed in this report. Twelve major categories of professional development are described: (1) college-sponsored professional development programs; (2) off-campus professional development and travel; (3) compensated absence time for professional development; (4) sabbaticals; (5) State University of New York tuition waivers; (6) tuition-free courses at NCCC; (7) memberships in professional organizations; (8) instructional resource development grants; (9) individual faculty accomplishments; (10) awards and recognition for faculty excellence; (11) faculty evaluation and development; and (12) organizational support structures for professional development. In addition, individual teaching improvement in the form of a faculty mentor system and individual improvement plans are also discussed. Within each category, a brief description of the activity is provided, followed by more detailed information on the extent of college support and faculty involvement. The report concludes with a discussion of the comprehensive nature of professional development at NCCC. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Niagara County Community Coll., Sanborn, NY.
Note: Prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs.