PKAL LI Resources
2.3. Investing in Faculty Leadership
- A PKAL essay: Investing in Faculty at Every Career Stage
- It is essential for colleges and university to invest in faculty development at every career level. In the face of general concerns about research grants, endowments, regional and international partnerships, it is critical that institutions take time to reflect on the job faculty have at hand, that of teaching and learning.
- Developing Institutional Leaders
- Specific examples are presented from a wide range of campuses about how senior administrators establish formal and informal policies and programs to identify and nurture leaders within their faculty.
- Faculty and the Politics of Change
- A team from the University of West Florida describes some of its strategies designed to accomplish serious curricular changes. These changes would strengthen STEM learning on UWF's campus, which facilitates the collaborative "top-down" and "bottom-up" action that is the most effective means to realize meaningful change. The insights of Jane S. Halonen, Leonard W. ter Haar, and George Ellenberg suggest lessons learned in trying to promote an alliance for the sciences that shed some light on the politics of change.
- Hiring new faculty
Logistics, Landmines and Life-preservers for the Department Chair
- One of the most significant challenges a department chair faces involves the leadership of the process by which a new member of the department is recruited, hired and integrated into the local academic community.
- Indiana University Faculty Leadership Model
- A description of the formal program involving all eight campuses of the Indiana University system focused on developing- within the ranks of faculty- leaders as teachers, scholars and campus citizens. The premises of the program are that:
- faculty leadership is non-positional
- faculty leaders generate and direct energy
- faculty leaders are accountable for outcomes
- faculty leaders base action on information
- faculty leaders create networking
- faculty leaders build toward agreement
- faculty leaders are emergent and flexible
- faculty leaders shape discourse
- faculty leaders are willing to take risks.
- Investing in Faculty: The Role of Leaders
- Today's STEM leaders must invest in faculty. Investment includes making hiring decisions, socializing with faculty, evaluating their performance and rewarding them appropriately. Leaders must know the career trajectory of each faculty member and they must tailor their advice and counsel to individual personalities.
- To Thrive and Prosper
- An essay on how “to thrive and prosper: hiring, supporting, and tenuring interdisciplinary scholars” outlines a set of principles addressing the several stages of a faculty career– from appointment on– that need attention if the community is to realize its objectives of fostering interdisciplinary research and learning. It outlines how to shape structures and incentives that reflect and nurture an interdisciplinary culture.