Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Nurturing, Equipping & Mentoring Faculty

Building the Human Infrastructure & Human Resources

  • Adapted from PKAL's Volume I- What Works: Building Undergraduate Science Communities
    A PKAL Essay - Faculty development: a departmental responsibility
    - Jeanne L. Narum, Director - Project Kaleidoscope

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point - Preparing 21st Century Leaders: A Departmental Responsibility
    The experience of the mathematics department at the United States Military Academy illustrates how to integrate a comprehensive faculty development program into departmental efforts to reform the curriculum and serve larger institutional goals for student learning.

  • From an analysis of reports from PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century (PKAL F21)
    What works: Providing a supportive climate in which all faculty flourish takes time, resources, and planning
    Scholarly agendas provide the backbone for faculty development. These agendas should be linked to departmental goals, well balanced, flexible and realistic. In addition, departments should recognize faculty when pivotal scholarly goals are attained.

  • What works - A report
    A letter to new faculty - How to talk with your department chair
    - Gary Reiness, Dean of Science - Lewis & Clark College
    Talking with your department chair (and dean) is necessary for many reasons: to obtain resources needed for your teaching and research, to determine whether you're making satisfactory progress toward promotion, and to negotiate the various aspects of faculty life.

  • What works - A PKAL essay
    Investing in faculty: The role of leaders
    - Jeanne L. Narum, Director - Project Kaleidoscope

  • 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.

  • 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."