ERIC Number: ED337222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
American River College Staff Development Report: Human Resources Development Plan 1991-92 and Report and Evaluation 1990-91.
American River College's (ARC) Human Resources Development (HRD) plan for 1991-92 marks the third year of implementation of HRD funding at the college. Funds for HRD were received as part of Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 and activities have included computer training, multicultural awareness, shared governance, and "flexible calender" (paid non-teaching days) activities. Among the programs and events planned for faculty as part of the 1991-92 HRD plan are workshops on classroom research, how to work with small groups, student involvement, and the use of the new campus computers; a 3-day "Great Teachers" retreat; reading-discussion groups; and mini-grants for travel to other institutions. Planned classified staff activities include workshops on effective telephone techniques and successful approaches to career advancement; and travel funds for attendance at conferences and workshops. In addition, five non-teaching days for instructional improvement have been planned as well as special computer literacy workshops. Evaluations of the 1990-91 HRD plan revealed that 182 HRD activities were offered in the fall and 110 in the spring; 74% of faculty attended an event or used the Teaching Resource Center; 66% of classified staff attended workshops; $3,933 in classified travel grants were awarded; five flexible calender days were held; a shared governance colloquium was held; and 85% of participants surveyed rated the HRD activities as "good" or "excellent." Appendixes include a list of Staff Development Advisory Committee members for 1990-91; the 1991-92 budget; a detailed description of 1990-91 HRD programs and activities held and the program evaluation; and a copy of relevant AB 1725 legislation. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA. Office of Research and Development.