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ERIC Number: ED421132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Faculty Development and Instructional Computing.
Dickey, JoAnna; Davis, Rita
A needs assessment survey was conducted to help determine and create a faculty development program that would best meet the needs of the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) community. The topics and themes of the previous year's professional development workshops, presentations, and seminars were listed and reviewed. A survey was mailed to faculty in the spring of 1997. This survey included information and questions to help faculty list the types of topics they wanted scheduled for professional development. Themes that matched the professional development areas used for faculty promotion, tenure, and evaluation were included as a guide to an awareness that a distribution of topics across all areas of faculty development was needed. These themes (instruction, scholarly activity, and service) also reflected the mission of the university. Results from the survey suggested that the faculty had an interest in training in the area of instructional computing (technology), along with six other categories or themes (instruction, assessment, professional activities, learning styles, health and wellness, and service). It is recommended that institutions of higher education make a cooperative effort between faculty, staff, and administration to plan professional development opportunities, and that all perspectives be considered during the development process. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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