ERIC Number: ED370638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
California Community College Staff Development Coordinators and Program Survey, 1993.
Anthony, Pat; Ratliffe, Sharon A.
In August 1993, a survey was conducted of staff development coordinators (SDC's) at California community colleges to gather data on their positions and characteristics. An analysis was made of the usable surveys returned by 54 colleges and, where appropriate, results were compared with findings from 1990, 1991, and 1992 surveys of SDC's. Study findings included the following: (1) between 1990 and 1993, SDC's responsibilities have increased significantly, reassigned time has increased slightly, while clerical support has decreased; (2) 18% of the respondents were in their first year of the SDC position; (3) 51% reported that their assignment was indefinite, up from 41% in 1992, 47% in 1991, and 48% in 1990, while 12% indicated that their assignment was for 1 year only; (4) faculty members constituted over 64% of the respondents, continuing the trend of increasing numbers of faculty SDC's over the 4-year period; (5) approximately 25% of the respondents reported having no clerical support, up 4% from 1992; (6) SDC responsibilities for activities other than those funded by Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 decreased from 1992 to 1993, reversing the trend towards increasing responsibilities from 1990 to 1992; (7) 57% of the Staff Development Advisory Committee's were chaired by the SDC, compared to approximately 30% in the previous 3 years; and (8) responses indicated that 57% of the colleges assigned their AB 1725 dollars by employee category, up from 46% in 1992, while approximately 50% continue to base funding on an annual needs assessment. Data tables and the survey instrument are included. (KP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Faculty Development, Longitudinal Studies, Professional Development, Staff Development, State Norms, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Coll. Council for Staff Development.