Professional Development Design Team
Research and explore ideas to make thoughtful and daring recommendations to significantly improve the staff development system.
- Research staff development practices at identified exemplary community colleges.
- Identify the components of MVCC’s staff development processes and compare to research findings.
- Develop program recommendations based on the guiding points.
- Examine the pros and cons of developing such a program – what will it take?
- Package recommendations with possible timelines for implementation (what can be done by when?)
- Get stalled in what hasn’t been done in staff development.
- Allow financial constraints to limit creativity and thinking.
- Establish policy.
- Determine appropriate number of contact hours (between 10 and 24) required annually of all full-time employees (including the President) during the course of their normal work day.
- Include a core component (i.e., 3 hour session) required annually of all full-time employees with content on an identified topic common to all full-time employees.
- Everyone should register through the standard student registration system for transcripting and tracking.
- Suggest how staff development might link to the annual review (evaluation) processes.
- Capitalize on the resources of the National Council of Staff, Program, and Organizational Development.
- Recommend ways to annually identify the individual staff development needs of each full-time employee and how those needs will be met through the recommended system.
- Work toward consensus as your major principle of work on the team.
- Integrate preliminary findings from the self–study process
Community Colleges to Research
Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska
Kingswood Community College, Houston, Texas
Broome Community College, Binghamton, New York
SUNY Community College