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ERIC Number: ED308785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Determining Faculty Perceived Needs for Professional Development: An Action Research Model. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Gratton, Margaret; Walleri, R. Dan
To determine the perceived needs among faculty for professional development, a survey was conducted of 165 faculty in 13 divisions. Questionnaires were returned by 129, or 78% with over 50% responding from each division. Among the results were the following: (1) the most widely used (93%) professional development resources, inservice sessions, was rated the least beneficial (mean rating of 2.55); (2) all other professional development activities supported by the college (conferences, post-graduate work, wellness program, sabbaticals, etc.) were perceived as beneficial but had high variance in utilization; (3) respondents reported low frequency of interaction with others as a resource for professional development; and (4) concerns were expressed about money, time and administrative support. Contains 12 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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