ERIC Number: EJ1133608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
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Faculty Challenges across Rank in Liberal Arts Colleges: A Human Resources Perspective
Baker, Vicki L.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Lunsford, Laura G.
Journal of Faculty Development, v30 n1 p23-29 Jan 2016
This article focuses on the challenges faced by faculty members in a consortium of 13 Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs). We present findings, by academic rank, from a mixed-methods study of faculty development needs and experiences within the consortium. Relying on human resource principles, we advocate a greater focus on the development of the person, rather than task-specific skill improvement, as a means of creating faculty development programming that is particularly tailored to the rank-based needs of faculty members. We offer recommendations to achieve this focus amidst the unique faculty development challenges and opportunities available at LACs.
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Faculty Development, Program Development, Human Resources, Mixed Methods Research, Consortia, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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