Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
March 12: Attention to STEM faculty
Essays, Stories & Reports:
What works - A PKAL essay
Investing in faculty: The role of leaders
- Jeanne L. Narum, Director - Project Kaleidoscope
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.
What works - An essay
Investing in faculty at every career stage
- Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning - University of Central Florida
- Kathleen Hohenleitner, Senior Faculty Fellow, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning - University of Central Florida
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.
What works - A PKAL essay
Investing in faculty: ways and means
- From Report on Project Kaleidoscope - 2001
In the process of setting forth an institutional vision, primary attention must be given to the character and quality of the faculty. A clear understanding of the why and the how of investing in faculty must be an integral part of the strategic planning process.
What works - A PKAL worksheet
Worksheet to determine the cost of investments to sustain quality faculty
From Report on Project Kaleidoscope - 2001
PKAL developed a worksheet for faculty and administrators to assess the actual cost of faculty development activities.
Resources from other sources:
What works - A site for faculty thoughts
This site provides a forum for today's faculty to explore thoughts on "tomorrow's academy," "tomorrow's graduate students," "tomorrow's academic careers," "tomorrow's teaching and learning," and "tomorrow's research." In addition, this site provides links to relevant articles.
What works - A handbook for faculty and administrators
10 Principles of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty
This document includes: "ten principles of good practice; inventories to prompt department chairs, senior colleagues, and other academic leaders to examine their individual and institutional practices; and examples of concrete and innovative approaches to good practice being tried out now in a variety of institutional settings."
Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change.