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A Guide to Faculty Development (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education)by Kay J. Gillespie
Synopses & Reviews
Since the first edition of A Guide to Faculty Development was published in 2002, the dynamic field of educational and faculty development has undergone many changes. Prepared under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), this thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institutions. This essential book offers an introduction to the topic, includes twenty-three chapters by leading experts in the field, and provides the most relevant information on a range of faculty development topics including establishing and sustaining a faculty development program; the key issues of assessment, diversity, and technology; and faculty development across institutional types, career stages, and organizations.
"This volume contains the gallant story of the emergence of a movement to sustain the vitality of college and university faculty in difficult times. This practical guide draws on the best minds shaping the field, the most productive experience, and elicits the imagination required to reenvision a dynamic future for learning societies in a global context."
—R. Eugene Rice, senior scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities
"Across the country, people in higher education are thinking about how to prepare our graduates for a rapidly changing world while supporting our faculty colleagues who grew up in a very different world. Faculty members, academic administrators, and policymakers alike will learn a great deal from this volume about how to put together a successful faculty development program and create a supportive environment for learning in challenging times."
—Judith A. Ramaley, president, Winona State University
"This is the book on faculty development in higher education. Everyone involved in faculty development—including provosts, deans, department chairs, faculty, and teaching center staff—will learn from the extensive research and the practical wisdom in the Guide."
—Peter Felten, president, The POD Network (2010–2011), and director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Elon University
Since the first edition was published, the dynamics of higher education and faculty development have greatly changed. A Guide to Faculty Development provides an introduction and a guide to faculty development as well as new topics like working with adjuncts, diversity, multiculturalism, assessment, and different issues associated with the various types of campuses. Sponsored by The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, this revised and updated guide is essential for faculty developers and administrators newly involved as well as experienced in faculty development.
About the Author
Kay J. Gillespie is professor emerita at Colorado State University and an independent higher education consultant. She has been involved in faculty development for more than thirty years. She served on The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Core Committee, and was president of the organization in 1998-99. She was lead editor of the first edition of this title.
Douglas L. Robertson is dean of undergraduate education and professor of higher education at Florida International University. He has been involved in promoting innovation in U.S. higher education for more than thirty years and has over twenty years of administrative experience in undergraduate and graduate education. He is chair of The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education Publications Committee, as well as a member of the POD Core Committee. He has authored or coedited six books, including Making Time, Making Change: Avoiding Overload in College Teaching (New Forums Press, 2003) and Self-Directed Growth (Brunner-Routledge, 1988).
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Part One Establishing and Sustaining a Faculty Development Program.
1. Overview of Faculty Development: History and Choices (Mathew L. Ouellett).
2. Program Types and Prototypes (Virginia S. Lee).
3. Establishing an Educational Development Program (Douglas L. Robertson).
4. Working with a Faculty Development Committee (Kim M. Mooney).
5. Listen, Learn, Lead: Getting Started in Faculty Development (Margaret W. Cohen).
6. Important Skills and Knowledge (Todd D. Zakrajsek).
7. Promoting Your Program and Grounding It in the Institution (Ed Neal and Iola Peed-Neal).
8. Practical Suggestions for Programs and Activities (Donna E. Ellis and Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens).
Part Two Key Priorities in Faculty Development: Assessment, Diversity, and Technology.
9. Program Assessment for Faculty Development (Kathryn M. Plank and Alan Kalish).
10. Assessing Teaching Practices and Effectiveness for Formative Purposes (Michael Theall and Jennifer L. Franklin).
11. Assessment Practices Related to Student Learning: Transformative Assessment (Catherine M. Wehlburg).
12. Overview of Diversity Issues Relating to Faculty Development (Mathew L. Ouellett).
13. Conceptualizing, Designing, and Implementing Multicultural Faculty Development Activities (Christine A. Stanley0.
14. Working with Underrepresented Faculty (Franklin Tuitt).
15. International Faculty Development: Pursuing Our Work with Colleagues Around the World (Nancy Van Note Chism, David Gosling, and Mary Deane Sorcinelli).
16. Issues in Technology and Faculty Development (Sally Kuhlenschmidt).
Part Three Faculty Development Across Institutional Types, Career Stages, and Organizations.
17. Effective Practices at Research Universities: The Productive Pairing of Research and Teaching (Constance Ewing Cook and Michele Marincovich).
18. Effective Practices in the Context of Small Colleges (Michael Reder).
19. Faculty Development in the Context of the Community College (Helen Burnstad and Cynthia J. Hoss).
20. Graduate and Professional Student Development Programs (Laura L. B. Border and Linda M. von Hoene).
21. Working with Adjunct Faculty Members (Terri A. Tarr).
22. Supporting Faculty Members Across Their Careers (Ann E. Austin).
23. Organizational Development (Kay J. Gillespie).
Afterword by William H. Bergquist.
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