ERIC Number: ED450634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Principles of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. Guidance for Deans, Department Chairs, and Other Academic Leaders.
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane
The "Heeding New Voices" study, a year-long series of structured interviews with new faculty and graduate students aspiring to be faculty members around the country, sought both to give voice to those who are just beginning their academic careers and to provide guidance for the senior faculty, chairs, deans, and others in higher education responsible for shaping the professoriate of the future. This booklet, drawn in part from the study's findings, includes: (1) ten principles of good practice; (2) inventories to prompt department chairs, senior colleagues, and other academic leaders to examine their individual and institutional practices; and (3) examples of concrete and innovative approaches to good practice being tried out now in a variety of institutional settings. The principles reflect the three categories of stated need from the "Heeding New Voices" interviews: improving review and tenure processes (principles 1-4), encouraging positive relations with colleagues and students (principles 5-7), and easing stresses of time and balance (principles 8-10). (Contains 13 references). (EV)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Deans, Department Heads, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Nontenured Faculty
AAHE, Forum on Faculty Roles & Rewards, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110; Tel: 202-293-6440, ext. 770; Fax: 202-293-0073; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aahe.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New Faculty
Note: Part of the New Pathways II Project, Forum on Faculty Roles & Rewards. Drawn from "Heeding New Voices: Academic Careers for a New Generation" by R. Eugene Rice, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, and Ann E. Austin, 2000, American Association for Higher Education.