ERIC Number: ED446599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalizing Universities through Faculty Renewal.
Research File, v4 n1 Mar 2000
This research brief looks at student enrollment growth, faculty aging and attrition rates, institutional restructuring, and changing government and public expectations to show how a combination of factors has created an unprecedented opportunity for renewal. It also explores how universities are using faculty renewal in a strategic way to complement institutional renewal priorities. The combined hiring needs of Canadian universities are projected to be between 2,500 and 3,000 new faculty a year over the next 10 years. Student enrollment is projected to grow approximately 20% because of participation rate and demographic increases. There are increasing numbers of older faculty at Canadian universities, so that universities will have to start replacing more retiring faculty members. Faculty renewal facilitates institutional renewal as well. Today's faculty candidates are arguably more qualified than ever before, in part because universities have been hiring only 900 new faculty a year over the past few years. As universities gear up to hire large numbers again, the talent pool will become depleted more quickly, and universities will need to introduce new recruitment tactics and faculty incentives. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada