ERIC Number: ED445755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Development: A Senate Issue.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This report summarizes existing practices as reported by the faculty development survey respondents, outlines steps and offers recommendations that local senates can take to increase faculty involvement in faculty development programs, and provides information on possible untapped professional development funding sources. It includes the following sections: (1) an historical perspective; (2) a look at the problems today, which are primarily related to funding, policy, and accountability; (3) survey results, which reveal that: committee structures vary, funding allocations are uncertain and inadequate, faculty involvement is a problem, reassigned time is inadequate, and allocation tracking is mysterious; and (4) strengthening faculty development programs, which examines policies, allocation approaches, a strong faculty voice, appointment of faculty members to staff development committees, the role of the local senate, the staff development coordinator, resources and reassigned time, and reports. Concludes that local academic senates need to regain a central role in faculty development to assure that faculty are able to have the vibrant and rich intellectual life that Assembly Bill 1725 envisioned and that their primary commitment to teaching makes imperative. Appendices include: Education Code Article 5 Community College Faculty and Staff Development Fund 87150, Title 5 Regulations 53200, Statewide Academic Senate Faculty Development Committee Field Survey for Position Paper instrument, and an example of a staff development policy. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.