STEP I - Identifying and Analyzing Your Institution’s Demographics
Examine the demographics of your institution. Reflect on the students you serve and the make-up of your faculty. How can professional development be designed to meet the specific needs of your institution? The following data resources from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board can provide you with a variety of demographic information for your institution.
College Profiles - Provides a one-page
snapshot of summary statistics for each of the 75 Texas public community,
state and technical colleges.
Statewide Factbook - Contains general
statistical information about public community, state and technical
colleges in Texas.
Data Resources for LBB Measures: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/ctc/ie/ctclbb/default.htm
Data Resources for Perkins Measures and Standards:
Consider the following
To help yourself plan discipline-specific professional development, determine what percentage of your total faculty teach in the following program areas. (Check with your institutional research office if you need a breakdown of faculty by teaching areas.)
Keep this profile close by as you complete Step II in the planning process, the Professional Development Analysis. Think about the implications your college’s demographics will have on your professional development planning efforts.