ERIC Number: ED304181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-25
Reference Count: N/A
Incentives for Improving Undergraduate Teaching in the California Community Colleges. A Report to the Chancellor's Office on Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 39, Hayden.
This report details the response of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) Number 39 (Hayden), known as "Incentives for Improving Undergraduate Teaching." Part 1 provides the background and recent history of community college faculty development. Part 2 describes the current faculty development situation with the initial infusion of funds from Assembly Bill (AB) 1725. Part 3 discusses the planned increases in support for the next few years, and part 4 contains specific responses to the four requests in ACR 39. These responses indicate that: (1) the fact that quality instruction is the primary mission of California's community colleges is reflected in job descriptions, and the focus on job applicants' teaching competency in letters of recommendation and job interviews; (2) the initial funding provided by AB 1725 resulted in a 25% increase of $5 million for staff and faculty development in the community colleges, while proposals for fiscal year 1989-90 requested an increase to approximately $10 million; (3) the Board of Governors is working carefully to suggest incentives, provide resources, guide local decisions, and assure appropriate evaluations of its incentives to improve teaching; and (4) while $20 million of "new" Staff and Faculty Development Funds would be needed each year to run a competent and professional faculty development program in the California community colleges, $70 million annually is needed to fully fund the goals of ACR 39. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Coll. Fund for Instructional Improvement.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.