ERIC Number: ED369444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Hiring the Right Next Generation of Faculty.
Leadership Abstracts, v7 n2 Feb 1994
Hiring the faculty best suited to meet the changing demands of the 1990s is one of the most important tasks facing the administrative and faculty leadership at community colleges. In an effort to fill a significant number of faculty positions at Montgomery College (MC), a new college in Texas, the college has purposefully defined the challenges it faces, the types of students expected to be served, and the kind of faculty needed to effectively serve these students. The students that MC expects to serve can be viewed along a spectrum of preparation. Underprepared students typically make up around half of a community college's student population, and these students require flexibility in instructional methods to ensure that all students acquire college-level skills. MC also expects considerable numbers of college-ready students who will need advanced data management, problem-solving, and communication skills to compete in the modern work force, as well as well-prepared students and adult learners, requiring a curriculum that allows them to excel and achieve at very high levels. Qualifications that faculty will need to serve these students include strong preparation reflecting continuous updating, ability to communicate expected outcomes to students and encourage student evaluation of instruction, commitment to student retention, awareness of alternative methods of instruction and current technology, and being comfortable with non-traditional educational settings. (BCY)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll.