ERIC Number: EJ1036797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Cultivating Institutional Transformation and Sustainable STEM Diversity in Higher Education through Integrative Faculty Development
Whittaker, Joseph A.; Montgomery, Beronda L.
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n4 p263-275 Aug 2014
An urgent need to broaden diversity and support the preparation of students and faculty members along proactive pathways to research and success can be facilitated by targeted faculty development and formalization of policies built on institutional commitment, engagement, and accountability. Involvement of the faculty in building institutional diversity will recognize equity-building initiatives as valid forms of faculty scholarship and as one way to address the growing public problem of educational disparities in the STEM fields. We propose systemic, institutional transformation centered on a foundation of faculty engagement, empowerment, and reward that reflects intentionality and accountability for developing diverse institutional communities.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Higher Education, Sustainability, Institutional Characteristics, Faculty Development, Accountability, Diversity (Institutional), Teacher Empowerment, Rewards, Equal Education, Organizational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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