Professional Development: a comparative study of the methods and purpose of professional development activities undertaken by non-academic staff in tertiary institutions in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
The purpose of this questonnaire is to draw on the experiences of managers to gain an understanding of how and why professional development activities are allocated and the expectations of outcomes of that development. The questions refer to staff that you meet with and directly manage their professional development activities.
This questionnaire is anonymous (researcher views an automated reference number only) UNLESS you authorise the researcher to contact you for further communication and/or an interview by choosing 'YES' and providing your email addresss WITHIN THE FINAL SECTION OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE.
You will first be asked to provide some personal information about yourself and your time as a manager. This specific information is for statistical purposes to allow the researcher to estimate the demographic balance of respondents. The questionnaire then continues and you are asked a series of questions. Please allow approximately 35 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Number of staff
Identify: Please explain the process you use with your staff to identify areas of skills and knowledge that need development.
Process: Please describe the process you use with your staff to decide and agree on professional development activities.
Most Need: Please identify the areas of development your staff require the most attention, AND WHY
Least Need: Please describe the areas of development your staff require the least attention, AND WHY
Expectations: Describe the expectations you have of a staff member after they have completed a development activity.
Expectations 2: Do staff meet your expectations following the completion of an activity, if not please explain
1. Purpose: Describe your understanding of the purpose of professional development
Pos. Outcomes: What were the positive outcomes of professional development activities?
Neg. Outcomes: What were the negative outcomes of professional development activities?
Effectiveness: Please rate your level of satisfaction of the effectiveness of the professional development activities your staff undertake.
Meets agreed performance goals
Meet expectations of Manager
Comments: Please make any further comments about any section or new information you would like to provide in this space.
Your participation in this research is currently anonymous. If you are happy for the researcher to contact you for a possible follow-up interview or discussion please indicate your authorisation by choosing 'YES' in the dropdown box.
Please note the researcher will be visiting Canada and can meet with interview participants between 21 May - 8 June 2012, and can contact NZ and Australian participants on a planned or ad hoc basis during 2012
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The researcher thanks you for your valuable input to this project. If you have authorised the researcher to contact you, this will occur within two weeks of notification. Please feel free to contact the researcher Barbara May, at any time by email address: email@example.com
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