ERIC Number: ED353020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Annual Survey Provides Professional Development Profiles.
Ratliffe, Sharon A.
In September 1992, a mail survey was conducted of staff development coordinators (SDC's) at California community colleges. A total of 56 colleges returned usable surveys. Where appropriate, survey results were compared with findings from 1990 and 1991 surveys of SDC's. Results from the 1992 survey included the following: (1) between 1990 and 1992, SDC's responsibilities steadily increased, while clerical support and reassigned time remained the same or decreased; (2) 38% of the respondents were new to the position of SDC; (3) over the 3-year period, the percentage of SDC's classified as administrators increased from 20% to 29%; (4) 73% of the respondents indicated that there was no change in reassigned time from the previous year; (5) approximately 20% of the respondents reported having no clerical support, up 2% from 1991; (6) 80% of the SDC's reported being responsible for writing the Human Development Resource Plan, while 88% were responsible for evaluating all staff development activities, both representing increases from the previous year; (7) the average Staff Development Advisory Committee (SDAC) included 12 members, and approximately one-third of SDAC's were chaired by the SDC; (8) there was a steady trend across the 3-year period of assigning dollar amounts of development funds by employee category (46% in 1992), while 50% continue to base funding on annual needs assessments; and (9) respondents reported that classified workshops and off-campus extended workshops were the most successful development activities. Data tables and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Faculty Development, Professional Development, School Surveys, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Golden West Coll., Huntington Beach, CA.