ERIC Number: ED316267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Plan for AB 1725 Faculty and Staff Development Funds, 1989-90.
Carroll, Constance M.; And Others
In 1989, Saddleback College (SC) and nine other California community colleges were selected for an on-site review of the uses and benefits of Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 faculty and staff development funds. The materials in this report describe the process and criteria used by the Saddleback College Faculty and Staff Development Committee to allocate funds. The specific goals of the college's three employee segments (i.e., administration/classified leadership, faculty, and classified staff) are also reviewed. The first section of the report presents SC's comprehensive plan for faculty and staff development, focusing on the four components specified by AB 1725: (1) formation of a collegewide advisory committee, representing all segments of the staff; (2) implementation and review of needs assessments to determine faculty and staff interests and requirements for professional growth and development; (3) formulation of a comprehensive plan for professional development for all segments of the college staff; and (4) identification of expenditures for faculty and staff development undertaken in 1988-89. The next section contains forms and instructions for applying for AB 1725 staff development funds. The third section presents the results of needs assessment surveys of faculty, administrators, and classified staff, indicating that for faculty the greatest emphasis was on funding of conferences, workshops, and industry visitations, followed by funding for invited lecturers, faculty-presented workshops, and mini-courses. Administrators were most interested in computer training, and seminar or workshops on management principles, conflict resolution, time management, and budget development. Classified staff expressed interest in on- and off-campus workshops, and computer training. For each employee group, the report includes costs estimates for development programs and the questionnaire. The final section focuses on 1988-89 expenditures of AB 1725 monies, indicating that $34,152 of the total allocation of $62,903 for faculty and staff development was expended within the fiscal year. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.