Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Retaining Faculty: Promotion & Tenure

Building the Human Infrastructure & Human Resources

  • 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 - 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.