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ERIC Number: ED443370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 143
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-5572-8
ISSN: ISSN-0884-0040
Posttenure Faculty Development: Building a System for Faculty Improvement and Appreciation. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 27, Number 4. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Alstete, Jeffrey W.
This book examines the debate around posttenure review and suggests a model for faculty development that combines posttenure review with faculty assessment and development. The book addresses issues such as: what is faculty development; types of posttenure faculty development programs; designing development strategies; and what are the implications of choosing to develop faculty. Section titles include: (1) "Why Is Development of Tenured Faculty a Concern?" (posttenure review, need for posttenure faculty development); (2) "How Has Higher Education Responded to This Concern?" (history/roots of faculty development, models of faculty development, faculty development and posttenure review); (3) "Posttenure Faculty Development in Action" (optional posttenure programs, required posttenure faculty development, jointly sponsored programs); (4) "Designing Development Programs for Tenured Faculty" (recommendations and tools, assessment of development programs, nondeveloping tenured faculty). A concluding section suggests that posttenure faculty development should not be linked directly with the formal posttenure review process; instead, it suggests a comprehensive system of optional development opportunities, with annual development plans that combine merit pay and strong administrative leadership to ensure that improvement activities reach all tenured faculty. Appendixes include a resource section, example of a program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and sample guidelines for a faculty development plan. (Contains approximately 180 references.) (CH)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
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.; Association for the Study of Higher Education.