ERIC Number: EJ896010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 9
Unheard Voices among Faculty Developers
Mighty, Joy; Ouellett, Mathew L.; Stanley, Christine A.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n122 p103-112 Sum 2010
If one looks at the current literature and practice of faculty development through various lenses, one thing remains clear: there are voices that are missing from the discourse. In this article, the authors discuss "unheard voices" which they define as those who are still on the margins of the profession--faculty developers who are diverse in terms of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, cultural identity, religious and spiritual identity, sexual orientation, social and economic status, gender identity, physical and mental ability, political ideologies and perspectives, and other dimensions of social identity. The authors include among the unheard the voices of faculty developers who reside and practice the profession in developing countries. They also include voices that are unheard because they are not being voiced, as well as those that are voiced but are not heard because others (particularly those in positions of power and influence) may not be prepared to hear them. The authors contend that despite the evolution and increasing maturity of the field of faculty development over the last five decades, it currently lacks diversity of social identities and perspectives.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Diversity (Faculty), Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Attitudes, Power Structure, Individual Power, Administrative Organization, Teaching (Occupation), Global Approach, Social Justice, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
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