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ERIC Number: ED356023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Pages: 281
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Improving Staff Development in South County Community College District, California.
Clough, Carol E.
A study was conducted to investigate staff development needs at Chabot College and Las Positas College as perceived by members of the faculty, administration, and classified staff; to develop strategies to address the perceived needs; and to recommend short- and long-term implementation plans. A Staff Development Needs Assessment Questionnaire, an eight-page instrument designed specifically for the study, was administered to the 745 full- and part-time administrators, faculty, and classified staff at the colleges. The questionnaire asked about demographic information; opinions about the colleges' organizational operating environment; willingness to participate in workshops focused on meeting changing institutional needs, developing academic and technical knowledge and skills, and personal development; preferred workshop times; and personal achievements in professional development. Study findings, based on 577 responses, included the following: (1) administrator, faculty, and staff respondents wanted more computer-related information/skills and information on methods for improving service to or working with culturally diverse people; (2) 91% of the respondents felt that the institution should encourage and facilitate development and continuous learning of personnel, but only 44% felt that the district was providing that environmental tone and support; (3) administrators expressed most interest in workshops on problem-solving strategies, team building, and priority setting; and (4) 80% of the faculty and classified staff perceived salary incentives for participation in staff development as important, compared to 58% of the administrators. A review of the literature, recommendations for a Human Resource Development Model for the colleges, and appendixes containing college mission statements and the survey instrument and responses are included. (Contains 446 references.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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