ERIC Number: ED423940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty-led Teams: Key Success Factors.
Dance-Bennink, Terry; Kincaid, Kate; Groombridge, Tracy
Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada is in the process of transforming itself from a teaching-based college to a student-centered organization. Faculty-led teams are a critical element in this transformation. With active support from its faculty union, Fleming has reduced its administrative ranks by one-third and created a host of teams led by faculty members. In this conference presentation, Fleming staff review the following topics: (1) the background and context that led to the redesign of the college in 1995; (2) the principles behind the model supported by both management and the faculty; (3) the importance of teams and consensual decision-making in a learning-centered college; (4) a case study of the experience of one academic center from the viewpoint of its leader (also a faculty union executive member); (5) support staff roles; and (6) accountability measures such as key performance indicators and 360-degree performance evaluation. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sir Sandford Fleming Coll., Peterborough (Ontario).