ERIC Number: ED311970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
AB 1725: Human Resources Development Plan for the Period February 1-June 30, 1989, and Staff Development Plan, 1989-90.
Scull, Sharon D.
Both of the reports contained in this document provide information on Glendale Community College's (GCC's) staff development plan, including information on ongoing efforts and special intensified programs supported by Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 funding. The first report reviews the college's plans to use AB 1725 to supplement ongoing efforts to respond to the changing professional needs of instructional, administrative, and classified employees. The report explains that while GCC already offers in-service activities focusing on instruction, research, publication, team building, strategic planning, governance, campus operations, and outreach programs, the AB 1725 monies enhance these activities through the funding of consultants, lectures, conferences, seminars, and retreats. The report also describes the methods and results of a November 1988 staff development survey, which pointed to the need for: (1) instructor training across the curriculum for teaching oral and written communication skills to students with limited English skills; (2) instructor training for teaching critical thinking skills across the curriculum; (3) increased conference attendance to obtain new ideas for classroom use; (4) training in public relations; (5) overall awareness of cultural diversity; (6) in-service training for evening and off-site adjunct faculty; (7) computer literacy; (8) advanced technological training; (9) affirmative action training; and (10) wellness programs. Finally, the report presents the schedule of activities developed in response to identified needs. The needs assessment survey instrument is appended. The second report, "Staff Development Program, 1989-90" examines the scope of the program; discusses the role of the staff development officer and advisory subcommittee; and lists lectures, courses, in-service credit opportunities, grants, outreach programs, retreats, seminars, conferences, and tuition support options. Appendixes include application forms and additional details on particular events. (VVC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA.