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ERIC Number: EJ958853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
Lessons from an International Collaboration: A Faculty Member's Reflections
Tooms, Autumn
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v2 n2 2007
The author's experiences, both researcher and primary administrator of the Bahamian cohort, led to a reflection on the lessons learned from embarking on this kind of international collaboration. The most obvious caveat, for those interested in such work, centers on faculty capacity. While the Educational Administration program at Kent State University included many faculty members who had the heartfelt desire to contribute to the noble efforts of their Bahamian colleagues, the majority of professors who taught in Nassau began this endeavor in their third year of their employment at the university. Any classes taught for this program were an addition to the required 9-hour/semester faculty course load. Thus, the stress of balancing four graduate courses with writing responsibilities was palpable for all faculty involved in the program. The primary lesson is that discussions should be held with program members and administration that focus on faculty capacity, the goals of untenured faculty, and the demands of an international collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas; United States