ERIC Number: ED193998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Faculty Career Development. Current Issues in Higher Education No. 2, 1979.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Issues pertinent to faculty development are considered in six papers. In "The Work Experience of American College Professors: Some Data and an Argument," Everett Carll Ladd, Jr. provides background information on the teaching, research, and other professional activities of college faculty, based on his research. In "Adult and Career Development: What Are the Implications for Faculty?" Roger Baldwin outlines faculty career stages and discusses the challenges each stage provides and the responses each elicits. In "Academic Careers and Adult Development: A Nexus for Research," B. Claude Mathis identifies four functional stages of the faculty career where intervention on the part of the institution can foster personal growth and career development. In "Academic Careers: Patterns and Possibilities," Robert T. Blackburn outlines factors affecting faculty productivity, concluding that it could be increased significantly through a combination of administrative action and a "free-wheeling," supportive work environment. In "Engaging Junior Faculty in Career Planning: Alternatives to the Exit Interview," Barbara Lazarus and Martha Tolpin advocate increased institutional efforts to help junior faculty direct their career paths. In "Growth Contracts: Viable Strategy for Institutional Planning Under Changing Conditions," Allan O. Pfnister, Jill Solder, and Nina Verroca describe the growth contract, which attempts to mesh individual plans and institutional goals by encouraging individual efforts that respond to institutional needs. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Adult Development, Career Development, Career Ladders, College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Role, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Individual Needs, Job Satisfaction, Noninstructional Responsibility, Occupational Mobility, Productivity, Promotion (Occupational), Publications, Research Opportunities, Research Projects, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching (Occupation), Work Environment
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 1979).