ERIC Number: ED308901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developing the Human Dimension: A System Perspective. A Report of a Feasibility Study for British Columbia Colleges and Institutes. Report presented to the Steering Committee of the Council of Principals of British Columbia Colleges and Institutes.
Morin, Lloyd; And Others
In 1988, a survey of British Columbia's community colleges and institutes was conducted to assess the need for human resource development programs and services. Human resource development was defined as experiences that help college/institute personnel effectively perform their functions. The study consisted of visits to 22 campuses, during which a short presentation was made, detailed questionnaires were completed, and interviews were held with groups of support staff, faculty, administrators, and board members. The respondents expressed interest in a wide array of staff development topics, and indicated a preference for workshops and seminars available in the region or at the college, and for exchanges among colleges and institutes. They were most interested in development opportunities that had immediate, practical application to their jobs and afforded a personal sense of renewal and refreshment. Based on study findings, the recommendations included: (1) any systemwide initiative should complement, enhance, and supplement services provided at the institutional and individual levels; (2) programs and services should be provided by professional and paraprofessional staff with expertise in human resource development, assisted by advisory groups made up of representatives of the intended clients; and (3) a provincial agency should be created to provide such services as the distribution of grants; coordination and communication with respect to development opportunities, potential exchanges, and innovative practices; the development and delivery of programs, workshops, courses, and seminars; assistance to institutions wishing to offer their own workshops; a resource center; and the provision of a province-wide "voice" for human resource development. The survey instruments are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Questionnaires, Staff Development, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Job Training, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada