ERIC Number: ED316070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
The National Conference on Professional and Personal Renewal for Faculty (2nd, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-15, 1989).
Georgia Univ., Athens. Office of Instructional Development.
This document reports on the second of a projected series of conferences, for University of Georgia faculty, having the theme of "faculty renewal" (rather than the older "faculty development") as the major focus. Following a brief introduction, the proceedings open with the keynote speech, "Meeting the Challenge of Personal and Professional Renewal for Faculty" (J. Schuster), followed by the address, "Staying Alive" (P. Seldon). Next are four invited presentations, namely: "Faculty Vitality and Institutional Climate" (H. Altman); "Star Billing or Chorus Line? What Distinguishes Vital Professors from Their Colleagues?" (R. Baldwin); "Wellness Programs for Faculty/Staff: National Trends" (J. North); and "The Process of Refocusing and Redirecting with Faculty" (D. Wheeler). Fifty-six brief session presentations comprise the bulk of the document; they cover such topics as the following: balancing institutional obligations to students and renewal efforts for faculty, balancing the responsibilities of home/career/and personal growth, student feedback and professional growth, faculty development in interdisciplinary humanities programs, faculty morale, senior faculty, curricular reform, burnout among teachers, faculty attitudes, dual careers in academia, assessing learning outcomes, stress management, faculty health, professional renewal for part-time faculty, and retirement preparation. Closing remarks are taken from the keynote address delivered by John W. Gardner at the first national conference on professional and personal renewal for faculty, held in the spring of 1986. (SM)
Descriptors: Burnout, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Morale, Teaching (Occupation), Well Being
The Second Conference on Professional and Personal Renewal for Faculty, Office of Instructional Development, The University of Georgia, 164 Psychology Building, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Office of Instructional Development.