ERIC Number: ED407993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Faculty and Staff Development Needs and Preferences of Alabama's Two-Year College Employees.
Taber, Lynn Sullivan
This report presents data from a study designed to determine the faculty and staff development needs of Alabama's two-year college faculty and staff and to measure the extent to which those needs are perceived as being met. Information is provided for gender, race, and employee classification; employee life plans; length of time employed; highest level of education attained and educational plans; faculty and staff development needs; ranked, self-perceived development priorities of faculty, staff, and administrators; perceptions about the amount and type of professional development available; participation in faculty or staff development last year; perceptions of institutional support; location and format preferences; and credit and non-credit development length and format preferences. Selected development topics within priority categories and a list of colleges returning ten or more surveys are appended. Highlights include the following: (1) 63% of Alabama's two year college employees in March 1997 were female, while 35% were male; (2) the likelihood of employees continuing to work in a community college was 70%; (3) 35% of employees had been employed at the college for less than five years, 28% for five-ten years, and 35% for 10 or more years; and (4) almost 90% of all respondents participated in less than two days of development activities during the past year. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Tuscaloosa. Dept. of Higher Education Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama