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ERIC Number: ED371792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-6
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Putting the Staff in Staff Development.
Oromaner, Mark
In spring 1993, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in Jersey City, New Jersey, created a separate office to establish an ongoing staff development program for all employees. The program is designed to provide further education for employees, orientation to HCCC and its community, training, and recognition for superior performance for support personnel, and promotion of the understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college. Activities conducted during the office's first year included: (1) the program's first convocation; (2) a faculty orientation session; (3) faculty and staff affiliation with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and the National Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development; (4) initial awards of the Small Grant Program, designed to improve the quality of service to the HCCC community by providing four grants of $500 each; (5) staff recognition activities, including the first Staff Recognition Day, creation of the status of "Professor Emeritus," and official recognition of employee achievement; (6) seminars and conferences for faculty and staff; (7) site visits to peer institutions; (8) dissemination of the "Staff Development Newsline"; (9) educational opportunities, including sabbaticals, tuition reimbursement, and fellowship programs; (10) establishment of a Staff Development Room, a Staff Development Committee, and a Staff Development Questionnaire. A list of reasons for conducting staff development; definitions of organization, program, and staff development, including examples of types and important characteristics of staff development programs; a list of selected staff development activities conducted at HCCC between spring 1993 and spring 1994; information about the small grants program; and sample issues of the Staff Development Newsline are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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