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ERIC Number: ED423739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 21
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New Faculty: Catalyst for Change in Academic Departments.
Naidoo, Kogi
This paper discusses a faculty development program for new faculty at the M L Sultan Technikon in Durban, South Africa, especially as it relates to faculty development programs at other South African institutions. This associate lecturer training program was designed to provide support and training for newly appointed black faculty who did not meet the minimum criteria for appointment as lecturers but had been appointed in an effort to change the faculty demography to make it more representative of the population in the region. Tenured faculty were included in the program as mentors; it was also hoped that the new faculty would act as catalysts for change at the departmental level. The program was set up 8 years ago and is managed by academic staff; it is responsible only for academic faculty development and is needs-based. New faculty have a probationary period of 1 year. Attendance at the induction/orientation program is compulsory; in addition, workshops, seminars, and individual faculty consulting are available. Participants indicated that the program has had a positive impact on the new faculty, their senior faculty mentors, and the departments involved. Three appendixes provide descriptions of the program and the expected performance outcomes. (Contains 15 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa