Narrative

Outcomes/measures tracked and tools utilized

The Staff/Organizational Development Office measures the effectiveness of professional development programs by monitoring the number of participating employees and feedback from surveys administered.  To ensure the professional needs of faculty and staff are being addressed, the Staff/Organizational Development Office conducts a survey after Professional Development Days in August and January (see survey data for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016) to obtain qualitative and quantitative data regarding current and future programming. Additional professional development opportunities are aligned with the institutional objectives and JCCC’s strategic plan.

 

To encourage staff to pursue further education, the College has instituted a policy where all full-time staff may apply for reimbursement for non-JCCC credit courses taken at accredited colleges and universities. A staff member may receive up to 50% of out-of-pocket expense for tuition of $1,000 per semester/$3,000 per year. 

 

Summary results of measures

 

Table 3.4 Participation in Professional Development Activities

Professional Development

AY 2011-12

AY 2012-13

AY 2013-14

AY 2014-15

AY 2015-16

Sabbaticals (Faculty)

9

9

10

8

10

Sabbaticals (Staff)

1

0

0

0

1

Travel Authorizations Approved

1,025

1,052

914

858

770

JCCC Leadership Institute Graduates

12

13

13

13

15

Adjunct Certification Training Graduates

7

12

12

10

6

Kansas City Professional Development Council Participants

17

15

16

19

18

Professional Development Days (# of sessions/presenters)

150/151

149/163

152/168

143/151

180/201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Reimbursement: Since 2006, the College has invested just over $1.6 million to offset the cost of staff seeking further education and higher degree attainment. This investment in the College's staff speaks to its commitment to a culture where employees feel supported in advancing their careers.

 

F3.4-Tuition Reimbursement

 

Comparison of results with internal targets and external benchmarks

As noted above, the College continues to pursue a robust professional development agenda.  Overall support for internal offerings continues to grow, and while travel funds are lower, this is partly due to retirement buy-outs over the last several years. The Master Agreement for faculty continues to have a $1,000 clause for registration fees to professional meetings.  The College has not set targets or benchmarks for this activity; however, it continues to survey faculty and staff after each offering.

 

Interpretation of results and insights gained

Staff/Organizational Development received feedback requesting more sessions to be offered during Professional Development Days that reflected the scholarship of teaching and learning. Consequently, a faculty academic symposium was programmed during the August 2015 and January 2016 Professional Development Days. The academic symposiums serve as professional development opportunities that support how the College defines effective teaching.

Evidence
URLTuition Reimbursement & Educational Assistance
File  PDD Fall 2015 Data 
File  PDD Spring 2016 Data 
File  F3.4-Tuition Reimbursement