Posttenure Faculty Development: Building a System for Faculty Improvement and Appreciation

Synopsis

"National attention on posttenure review begs the question of what the underlying concern really is with posttenure faculty accountability and professional development. This report has the potential to contribute to our understanding of both issues. The sections on Posttenure Faculty Development in Action, Designing Development Activities for Tenured Faculty, and the AppAndices are particularly useful to the practitioner because they move the topic from theory to practice."
--Christine Licata, associate dean, Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf and senior associate, American Association for Higher Education, New Pathways II Project

Alstete synthesizes the debate around posttenure review and develops a model for faculty development that combines the best principles of posttenure review with the long-standing practice of faculty assessment and development. He also explains why posttenure faculty development can make a difference in dealing with mandatory retirement caps, changes in student demographics, technology, and globalization. Even if your campus is not trying to implement posttenure faculty development, this report will make you stop and think about the latest practices and innovations.

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