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ERIC Number: EJ1172631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Mental Models and Implementing New Faculty Roles
Holcombe, Elizabeth; Kezar, Adrianna
Innovative Higher Education, v43 n2 p91-106 Apr 2018
The nature of the faculty has changed dramatically over the last forty years; and today's faculty model no longer meets the needs of students, faculty, or institutions. However, the issue of redefining faculty roles is extremely contentious. In this article we report our examination of open-ended, qualitative data from a larger survey study of stakeholders' beliefs and opinions about new faculty models. We found that different groups, such as non-tenure-track and tenured faculty, deans, and provosts, have constructed very different mental models around the challenges to implementing new faculty roles and that they offered different solutions for moving forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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