A proposed framework for individualizing staff development programs in the North Carolina Community College System

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan R. Taylor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: This study developed a framework for staff development for all employees in the fifty-eight institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. To develop the framework, several areas were studied: the current staff development practices of the NCCCS, a review of the literature on staff development, adult learning theory, and adult life and career stages. Data for the current status of staff development in the NCCCS were supplied by questionnaires sent to the person(s) responsible for staff development in each of the fifty-eight institutions and by interviews with staff development representatives in two selected colleges. The primary component of the framework is a professional growth contract which allows for the individualization of staff development for all employees in each institution and which enables individuals to assess their needs, to determine appropriate professional goals, and to plan the procedures to carry out those goals. A secondary component allows for group activities derived from needs listed in the professional growth contracts and from yearly departmental/divisional needs assessments.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
North Carolina Community College System
Community colleges $z North Carolina $x Personnel management
Community colleges $z North Carolina $x Employees

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