ERIC Number: ED426661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Facing Change: Building the Faculty of the Future.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This report, sponsored by a coalition of District of Columbia-based higher education associations and public higher education systems, examines a wide range of faculty employment policies. The project was undertaken to encourage a proactive approach to preparing the higher education workforce for the 21st century and to address concerns of parents, students, and policymakers about the efficiency, effectiveness, and affordability of public higher education institutions. The report is organized under three broad categories: (1) faculty employment, including terms of employment (tenure and nontenure track, probationary periods, contracts, compensation, faculty tasks), recruitment and diversity, and separations (retirement, layoffs, separation for cause); (2) faculty development and faculty reward structures (tenure and promotion, awards and incentives, sabbaticals, instructional technology); and (3) faculty review policies. Each section looks at the current range of policies, takes notes of public perceptions, and offers a number of policy recommendations. In all, the report makes 49 policy recommendations, which are separately appended to the report. (Contains approximately 180 references, organized by topic.) (CH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Nontenured Faculty, Organizational Change, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Colleges, Tenured Faculty
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005-4701; Tel: 202-293-7070; Fax: 202-296-5819 ($15 members, $18 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.