ERIC Number: ED328295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Professional Activities Handbook Governing Financial Assistance to Staff as Funded by the Title III Grant. Human Resources Development.
McKinnon, Norma M.
In an effort to more effectively and efficiently administer Title III funds received for faculty, staff, and administrator development activities, the Northern Maine Technical College (NMTC) created a professional activities handbook for distribution to all college employees. This practicum report details the procedures undertaken in developing the handbook and includes a copy of the handbook itself. After chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the project, chapter 2 offers a review of the literature on development activities, including issues of planning and evaluation, communication of program design, considerations for staff and part-time faculty, and handbook development strategies. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the handbook development process at NMTC (which included an analysis of the technical college system's travel guidelines, collective bargaining agreements, and a review of development handbooks from other colleges and universities), and its results. Chapter 5 concludes with a list of recommendations for developing the professional activities handbook. The handbook itself includes a cover letter for employees, and presents information on the mission, philosophy, and objectives of professional and personal development activities. It also describes and diagrams the organizational structure for staff development; presents institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines for participating in development activities; and provides sample forms and activity reports. Development activities covered in the handbook include academic courses, national conventions, on- and off-campus workshops, college forums, faculty and faculty/industry exchanges, internships, certification/recertification, sabbaticals, and unpaid leaves of absence. (GFW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Faculty Handbooks, Federal Aid, Inservice Teacher Education, Management Development, Material Development, Organizational Objectives, Professional Development, Sabbatical Leaves, Staff Development, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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