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(a) "Instruction" means formally organized activities designed to transmit knowledge and to foster skills for the purpose of achieving educational goals and objectives.

(b) "Innovation" means substantive change and reform in instructional organization, design, content, process and resources intended to improve educational outcomes.

(c) "Improvement" means organized change which enhances capability over existing practices.

(d) "Program Development" means improvement of existing programs as well as designing of new programs. Development is program initiation or improvement rather than mere expansion of existing programs. Development may be in any or all of the program categories including researching, planning, utilizing resources, and evaluating.

(e) "Staff Development" means improvement of competencies for community college personnel.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901 (b) and (c)

Education Code 84831

Reference:

Education Code 84381

Education Code 84382

(Amended by Register 91, No. 48).