ERIC Number: ED411928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Contributions of a Comprehensive Faculty and Staff Development Program to a Comprehensive Community College. Report 97.09-SR.
Oromaner, Mark; MacPherson, Liliane; Lopez, Emma
Hudson County Community College in New Jersey adopted a new mission statement in April 1993, which radically changed the school from a limited-mission college to a comprehensive college devoted to serving the entire community's educational needs. A strong faculty and staff development program was necessary for this transition. A new program was implemented to provide for all employee categories and integrate all development activities. A Faculty and Staff Development Council was formed to receive input from all sectors of the College community. The general goal was to initiate programs that serve the College's mission. Goals such as community building can be achieved through activities that support a sense of community among employees or help to integrate employees of the school in to the larger community college world. Professional growth can be encouraged through activities that have a direct relationship to the role performance of employees. Personal growth can be fostered through programs that have a direct impact on the growth of employees as individuals. Recognition and appreciation can be conveyed through formal acknowledgment of extraordinary colleagues. Examples of the "Faculty and Staff Development Newsline" section of Network, the monthly publication concerning institutional and individual activities, are appended. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ.