ERIC Number: ED390348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-7
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Roles and Responsibilities.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
As part of a larger Illinois Board of Higher Education initiative, Priorities, Quality, and Productivity (PQP), this paper reports on recent and current efforts to clarify faculty roles and responsibilities. A background section reviews PQP development and earlier reports and statements on faculty roles and responsibilities issued between 1993 and 1995 that trace development of Board thinking in this area. The next section outlines recent recommendations of the Board's Faculty Advisory Committee that address faculty roles, defining incentives and rewards, and faculty evaluation. The next section describes the conclusions of special task forces or subcommittees at three universities that examined faculty roles. In particular this section addresses faculty development, breadth of faculty contributions, rewards and incentives, and general analysis of PQP effects. The next section reports on community college work in this area. A final section discusses next steps and notes that many institutions and faculty had addressed these issues. It urges that institutions intensify planning efforts and particularly that they incorporate fundamental policies and procedures regarding faculty such as tenure, promotion, and salary policies into their campus-wide faculty plans. An appendix contains statements from the Faculty Advisory Committee. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Colleges, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Incentives, Private Colleges, Productivity, Public Service, Research, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For related documents on faculty roles and responsibilities, see ED 366 285 and ED 382 097.