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ERIC Number: EJ998766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
An Investment in New Tenure-Track Faculty: A Two-Year Development Program
Thomas, Jacqueline; Goswami, Jaya S.
Journal of Faculty Development, v27 n1 p50-55 Jan 2013
A well-designed professional development program can help first- and second-year faculty thrive in their new academic environment. Faculty developers must consider the length and frequency of such programs and their focus; requirements for participation; the role of mentors; ways to establish collegiality; and opportunities for developing the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Texas A&M University-Kingsville program currently enjoys a 94% retention rate of new faculty members, many of whom become teacher-scholars. A description of the program provides a framework to foster dialog about the purposes, costs, benefits, and results of investing in extended professional development for new faculty. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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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: Texas