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ERIC Number: EJ1109095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
Preparing New Faculty for Leadership: Understanding and Addressing Needs
Kelsch, Anne; Hawthorne, Joan
To Improve the Academy, v33 n1 p57-73 Sep 2014
A perceived decline in effective faculty participation in campus leadership and governance is well documented, both in the literature and via anecdote. Characteristics common within the culture of higher education make nurturing campus "citizenship" among junior faculty challenging. This essay describes findings from an interview-based study of junior faculty in which understanding of professional responsibilities beyond teaching and research was explored. The study documented the deep sense of unpreparedness with which new faculty approach key issues in higher education, including those associated with governance and leadership. Two possible strategies for redressing that unpreparedness, both showing preliminary but positive results, are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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