ERIC Number: ED440603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Post Tenure Faculty Development: Building a System of Faculty Improvement and Appreciation. ERIC Digest.
This digest suggests post-tenure faculty development programs as a way to address pressures on the tenure system and calls for the elimination of tenure in higher education. The paper notes that tenure policies are being impacted by internal factors such as the uncapping of the mandatory retirement age and the aging of faculty, as well as by external forces such as increased use of information technology, globalization of the curriculum, a more diverse student population, and negative public perceptions about the tenure system. The paper examines current practices of faculty development, takes note of post-tenure faculty development programs currently used by several institutions, and suggests several strategies for building improved post-tenure faculty development programs. (CH)
Descriptors: Aging in Academia, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Individual Development, Seniority, Teacher Evaluation, Tenure, Tenured Faculty, Work Life Expectancy
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.