ERIC Number: ED318525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Development Policy Guidelines.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
These guidelines were developed to provide an overview of faculty development issues and concerns. The first section reviews the principles of faculty development, citing the California Postsecondary Education Commission's (CPEC) classification of faculty development activities into the categories of professional, instructional, curriculum, and organizational development. The next section discusses the role of the local academic senate in making recommendations to college administrators and district governing boards pertaining to academic and professional issues and as the steward of faculty development activities. Drawing from the Education Code and guidance from the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, the next section offers guidelines for faculty and staff development. Legislatively authorized uses of funds are listed, including improvement of teaching; maintenance of current academic and technical knowledge and skills; in-service training for vocational education and employment preparation programs; retraining to meet changing institutional needs; intersegmental exchange programs; development of innovations in instructional and administrative techniques; computer and technological proficiency programs; and programs supporting affirmative action and upward mobility goals. After defining these areas, the paper looks at the purposes of staff development as articulated by CPEC and at the proper balance of professional, instructional, curricular, and organizational development. The next section focuses on the legislative mandate that each campus develop a human resources development plan, arguing for a major role for the academic senate. The final section advocates the adoption of a flexible calendar plan for staff development. (WJT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.