ERIC Number: ED243545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Institutionalizing Staff Development.
Shawl, William F.
Three years ago, Golden West College (GWC) decided to make a major commitment to staff development as a means of revitalizing the college. This commitment was evidenced through the creation of the position of Dean of Educational Development, who is responsible solely for serving faculty needs; the Educational Development Center, which houses the activities associated with staff development; and the Educational Development Assistance Fund, which provides resources for faculty to improve classroom teaching activities. The GWC staff development program is highly individualized, focusing on: (1) conducting workshops in response to identified needs and interests; (2) promoting new ideas that appear in the literature by making journals and books dealing with the the teaching/learning process available in the Educational Development Center and through a bi-weekly newsletter which brings selected articles to faculty attention; (3) facilitating the classroom application of what faculty members have learned in workshops; and (4) providing incentives and rewards for faculty participation in the forms of salary unit credit, sabbatical leaves, supplementary pay, royalty payments for instructional materials, and peer recognition. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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