ERIC Number: ED314124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Individual Professional Development Plans.
Usera, John J.
Developed for faculty, administrators, and other classified and professional staff at Labette Community College (LCC), this booklet presents guidelines for establishing individual professional development plans (IPDPs) to foster continued education and development, and for obtaining funding of approved plans. Chapter I provides a rationale for continuing education and outlines the stages of professional development. This section also provides an overview of the five stages in the design and implementation of an IPDP: (1) the individual should consult his/her supervisor to identify any specific areas or job responsibilities that need to be strengthened; (2) the individual should complete the IPDP Form, stating the long- and short-range goals, the anticipated completion date, and costs; (3) the completed form should be submitted to the person's immediate supervisor for further consultation and approval; (4) once approved at the supervisory level, the plan is reviewed by the Professional Development Committee, which approves funding; (5) once the IPDP has been carried out, a conference is held between the individual and his/her supervisor to evaluate the success of the development plan; and (6) a summary report of the conference is placed in the individual's personnel file. Chapters II, III, and IV present specific IPDP guidelines for faculty, professional support staff, and classified staff. Each of the chapters sets forth the purpose of the IPDP program, outlines the steps in plan development, and explains the procedures for submitting IPDP's for approval and funding. In addition, provisions for sabbatical leaves are explained for faculty and professional staff. A copy of the IPDP form and information on the Professional Development Committee are appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labette Community Coll., Parsons, KS.