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Title: The Utilization of Human Resources in Awassa and Hosana Colleges of Education (SNNPR)
Keywords: "A Study on Academic Staff Utilization in Awassa and Hosana Colleges
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: This thesis was based on the findings of the research study entitled "A Study on Academic Staff Utilization in Awassa and Hosana Colleges of Teacher Education" The mail7 pwpose of the study was to idenlifo the problems aI/ached to academic staff utilization in these colleges, and suggest some possible solutions 10 alleviate Ihese problems. To this end, an allempt was made to look inlO the current state of recruitment, selection, and ass ignment procedure of the academic staff, instructors' professional allitude, mechanisms used to promote continued professional development as well as l1Iajor problems encountered and the solutions sought in the utilization of academic stalJ' A descriptive survey method was employed to reveal the current state of academic staff utilization in the two colleges of SNNPR. The sample colleges were selected pam the SNNPR on Ihe basis of availability sampling technique. The subjects of the study were J 2 academic heads, 86 inslructors, and 7 authorities in charge of recruitment and selection of academic slaff The respondents sampling was carried out Ihrough purposive sampling. Information was obtained through questionnaires and documents. The information obtained was then analyzed using various slalislicallools such as percentage, mean, rank order and Spearman '.I' rank order of correlation coefficienl. The res ult revealed that the colleges lacked an appropriateplanning of the academic stall' needs mainly due to Ihe lack of managers who have the necessmy knowledge and skills to analyze stair needs in quantitative and qualitative terms. Moreover, the approach used mostlv by the authorities in charge of recruitment and selection of the academic slaffwas fbund to be external approach. Cumulative G. P./! and academic qualification werefound to be the prime selection criteria of instructors. Instruclion, classroom managemenl, guidance and counseling, participation in administrative and commillee works, engagement to improve professional competence and community service outside college were found 10 be the major academic and related roles of teachers. The findings also revealed that assignment in the colleges was carried OUI mostly on the basis 0/ level 0/ qualification and subject specialization. Concerning teaching assignment, there were unequal distribution of load with some teachers having been over-burdened and others under-utilized. The mechanisms employed to promote development of positive attitude and continued pro./essiol7ol development of academic staff were found to be unsatis/actol)'. The researcher recommends a plan for recruiting and selecting a/academic staff, a more comprehensive and transparent criteria of recruitment, selection, and assignment of staff as well as the provision %pportunit ies for teachers to participate in short-term in-service training and fill'ther education programmes.
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