ERIC Number: ED345771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Program Evaluation.
Ashur, Nina E.; And Others
An evaluation of the staff development program at College of the Canyons (California) was conducted in 1991 to provide information applicable to program improvement. Questionnaires were distributed to all faculty, classified staff, and flexible calendar program committee and staff development advisory committee members, resulting in response rates of 60%, 41%, 71%, and 30%, respectively. Additional information was obtained by examining archival data and by interviewing key individuals. Highlighted findings included the following: (1) a major strength of the 1990-91 program was the focus on the promotion of growth opportunities for faculty and classified staff rather than remedial training; (2) a majority of faculty and classified staff felt that the staff development activities were appropriate for their level of education and experience; (3) the program was perceived to have the support of the administration; (4) faculty and classified staff were unclear about what the program provided or was supposed to provide; (5) a majority of faculty and classified staff believed that staff development activities in instructional, personal, professional, and organizational areas were not adequate to meet their needs; and (6) there was a perceived lack of a coordinated, comprehensive effort among the groups involved in creating staff development opportunities. Based on evaluation findings, eight specific recommendations for program improvement were made. Appendixes provide memos, evaluation criteria charts, and survey instruments and results. (JSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.