ERIC Number: ED316269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
AB 1725 Human Resources Development Plan for the Period July 1, 1989-June 30, 1990.
Desert Community Coll. District, Palm Desert, CA.
Funds set aside by California Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 for staff development programs were used by the Desert Community College District (DCCD) to supplement its existing human resources development plan (HRDP). The HRDP, which was based on the results of a needs assessment of all employees, was designed to respond to the changing professional needs of all staff by offering activities to improve instructional quality and enhance student learning. The major goals of the staff development activities at DCCD are to increase communication across academic and assignment disciplines, expand awareness of cultural diversity, improve organizational dynamics, enrich the college community, heighten employment satisfaction, and maximize student outcomes through greater support of the instructional process. For each of these goals, the HRDP lists a series of objectives by which these goals may be obtained, such as retraining and skills upgrading for faculty, computer training for all employee divisions, and a series of workshops for districtwide participation. An attachment to the HRDP outlines the faculty staff development master plan, covering the status of faculty staff development; the role of the faculty staff coordinator; the philosophy, goals, and responsibilities of faculty staff development; the faculty staff development "pocket programs," focusing initially on retraining and skills upgrading, awareness of student diversity, and remuneration for adjunct faculty participation. Two additional attachments list proposals for an adjunct faculty agenda drafted by the adjunct faculty advisory committee and the staff development needs assessment survey instrument with sample responses. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Planning, Committees, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Grants, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Program Administration, Program Development, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Desert Community Coll. District, Palm Desert, CA.