Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
February 20 - Putting development of faculty at the heart of activities to build a department of distinction
Essays, Stories & Reports:
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.
Resources from PKAL:
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.