ERIC Number: EJ941575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Changing Faculty Roles and Responsibilities: Expanding the Skill Set of Faculty Perspective "From a Graduate Dean"
DePauw, Karen P.
Quest, v55 n1 p18-24 Feb 2003
The roles and responsibilities of faculty in higher education continue to evolve. Although research and teaching have been perceived to be top priority, the skill set for faculty has expanded. Kennedy (1997) observed that academic freedom is widely shared value but that academic duty is mysterious. He identified the following as key components of academic duty: to teach, to mentor, to serve the university, to discover, to publish, to tell the truth, to reach beyond the walls, and even to change. As the context for higher education changes, preparing the future faculty becomes one of the most important responsibilities facing higher education today. National initiatives call for re-envisioning the doctoral degree, and the discipline of KPE must answer the call. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Job Skills, Teacher Responsibility, Deans, Graduate Students, Mentors, Academic Freedom, Doctoral Degrees, Kinetics, Human Body, Physical Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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