ERIC Number: ED363381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Guide to Staff Development Evaluation.
Smith, Cindra; Beno, Barbara
Developed to assist individuals and institutions in the evaluation of staff development programs, this guide reviews strategies to determine desired program outcomes, to include evaluation in ongoing planning, and to implement evaluation results. Following an introductory review of societal and educational trends affecting community colleges, the second section stresses the importance of careful planning in staff development evaluation. The next section emphasizes that desired outcomes of a program must match the unique needs of individual institutions, but lists 15 general goals for staff training and development. Next, methods and goals are described for four progressively complex levels of program analysis: the assessment of participant reaction, participant learning, participant behavior and attitude change, and impact of staff development on the institution. The following sections review evaluation strategies, describe staff development applications and activities, provide answers to common questions about evaluation, describe the writing of evaluation reports, discuss the use of data for program improvement, and provide a sample planning and evaluation cycle checklist. Finally, a 29-item bibliography and the following sample resources are appended: a college goal statement, staff development program goals, a campus climate/needs assessment survey, an application for staff development funding, participant evaluation forms, program results from college report, a goal and activity evaluation report, workshop evaluation results, a faculty evaluation survey, and a student survey. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization, School Surveys, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento.