ERIC Number: ED249909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Vitality without Mobility: The Faculty Opportunities Audit.
Lovett, Clara M.; And Others
Current Issues in Higher Education, n4 1983-1984
A faculty opportunities audit consisting of two parallel sets of questions is presented. One set is designed to help individual faculty members assess their own professional situation and relationship to their institution; the second set is designed to help faculty leaders and administrators analyze how and to what extent their institution provides an environment of opportunity for the professional growth of the faculty. The first part of the audit focuses on traditional activities (teaching, research, and service) that do not need to be legitimized in the higher education community, yet need to be rethought and reinterpreted in light of the economic, cultural, and social climate of the 1980s. The second part is designed to help faculty and administrators think about faculty activities in ways that are unconventional and that need to be legitimized in the academic community. The third part requires the participants to explore roles, activities, and uses of time that take faculty away from the home campus and into the community, whether for consulting assignments or in preparation for career transitions to nonacademic employment. Policy issues raised by the audit are identified, along with new premises for professional development. Professional development programs operating at 15 colleges or systems and at two associations are described. (SW)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Personnel Policy, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Role
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY. College Retirement Equities Fund.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.