ERIC Number: ED361020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan for Revitalization: Maximizing Professional Development Opportunity. A Report by the VCCS Professional Development Task Force.
Sydow, Debbie L.
In October 1992, a task force on professional development was established to identify ways in which the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) could use professional development to enhance its educational programs and services. This report provides information on the development of the task force, discusses findings, and presents recommendations for professional development. The first part provides background information on the project, including the membership and goals of the task force; a definition of the term "professional development"; the project's rationale; and the national, statewide, and theoretical context of professional development. Part II discusses the findings of three studies conducted by the task force: (1) a survey of VCCS faculty, administrators, and staff to determine current professional activities and goals; (2) a survey of professional development approaches at VCCS colleges; and (3) a study of exemplary professional development programs. Part III provides the task force's recommendations for implementing a system wide professional development plan based on the research findings, including recommendations for faculty and administrators, individual colleges, and the system as a whole. Finally, part IV provides six appendixes, including documents produced by VCCS task forces on staff development in 1989 and 1991, survey instruments, and extensive tables of responses to the personnel and college surveys. References are included after each section. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.