ERIC Number: EJ941582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Are We Preparing Institutional "Difference Makers"?
Krahenbuhl, Gary S.
Quest, v55 n1 p25-29 Feb 2003
During the 20th Century, the most valued faculty members were those who achieved the greatest stature in their field. The acclaim received stemmed largely from success in narrowly focused work within the boundaries of a single discipline. Toward the end of the 20th Century, a new type of highly valued faculty member emerged as especially significant to the demands of a modern university. These faculty members were uncommon in their intellectual range and their ability to lead teams of interdisciplinary faculty in the pursuit of complex, integrative questions. Because of their special ability to enhance the productivity of others, these individuals have been called institutional "difference makers." This paper discusses the characteristics and special qualities possessed by individuals serving in this newly appreciated role.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Change Agents, Individual Characteristics, Facilitators (Individuals), Recognition (Achievement), Leadership Qualities, Ability Identification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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