ERIC Number: ED351641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
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Developing Faculty for the 21st Century: One Step Beyond the Role of Advisor.
Kapraun, E. Daniel
Higher education throughout the 1990s and into the early 21st century will be characterized by an increasing concern for serving the educational needs of non-traditional as well as traditional students in the most cost-effective manner. Student retention will continue to be one of the major targets of campus strategic plans. Faculty development programs will become more prevalent and will emerge as a critical dimension of a campus renewal through quality assurance program. Academic leaders will increasingly view faculty development programs as the primary means for assisting professors to understand the characteristics of diverse student populations. Collection and analysis of appropriate data will greatly enhance managerial decisions concerning modifications to the inservice training program for faculty trained as academic counselors, the cornerstone of the two primary stages of academic advisement for a college or university. A well organized and outcomes oriented training program, one component of a comprehensive faculty development program, can do much to improve instructional, academic advisement, and mentoring effectiveness. Such a program sensitizes faculty to the unique qualities and needs of entering freshmen, thus improving their ability to contribute to student retention in an era of increasingly diverse student populations. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Twenty First Century
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Futures Conference (St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, May 20-23, 1992).