ERIC Number: ED315109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Program: 1989-90. Glendale Community College.
Glendale Community Coll., CA.
In spring 1986, the Glendale Community College (GCC) Board of Trustees made a substantial financial commitment to establish and maintain a professional development program designed to benefit all full- and part-time college employees. The underlying goal of the staff development activities is to maximize student access and outcomes by synthesizing instructional and non-instructional services. The program is administered by a staff development officer (who is responsible for creating, planning, organizing, and implementing the college-wide program) and an advisory subcommittee. The staff development program includes the following components: (1) in-service professional development activities, including a guest lecture/workshop series, a faculty lecture series, special invitation lectures, lectures at lunch, computer literacy and software use instruction, minicourses and workshops, independent study, and in-service credit for participation in activities; (2) a grants program to fund innovative projects and scholarly research; (3) outreach programs, such as faculty lectures to a variety of community groups, a humanities partnership between GCC and local secondary schools; (4) faculty and management retreats at off-campus locations; (5) work-related seminars for classified staff; (6) financial support for conference attendance; and (7) tuition support for training and retraining. The report highlights the ways in which California Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 funding has enhanced GCC's ongoing efforts. Fourteen appendixes provide additional detail on the 1989-90 activities offered or supported by the staff development program. Attached is a separate report by Sharon Scull, Staff Development Office, presenting an evaluation of AB 1725 activites for the 6 months ending June 30, 1989 and of the AB 1725 Human Resources Development Plan 1989-90 and constituting the greater part of the document. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., CA.