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ERIC Number: ED466748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 375
Abstractor: N/A
Community College Faculty Professional Development: Perspective in Time.
Teasdale, Verna
This case study explored how faculty professional development was handled at a community college over a period of 41 years. The exploration is from the perspective of the college's presidents, administrative staff, faculty representatives, Board of Trustees, and numerous state and regional associations. Perspectives were obtained primarily through personal interviews and a search of the college's archives. The study identifies four previously unreported, less obvious reasons why a community college offers faculty professional development: (1) it is an educational tradition or custom; (2) it provides social interaction; (3) it helps create and promote a proper image of the college; and (4) it meets the requirements of outside agencies. The study concludes that faculty professional development at a community college will lack constancy until the college culture values it as an on-going necessity and aligns faculty professional development goals and objectives with the college's mission. Appended is the list of college archive and administrator files. (Contains 72 references.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland