Faculty Development 2.0

2018-10-02T02:29:29+00:00November 8th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Academics don't usually talk about professional development, career planning or career management. Academics understand how faculty development skills can help us excel in the professoriate and survive academia, yet academics are less informed about developing the professional and management skills necessary to take their careers to the next level inside and outside of academia. Beyond the Tenure Track aims to change the discussion. I recommend an expanded approach to faculty development, the 2.0 version, that includes career visioning, career planning and professional development to help academics prepare for a wide range of career paths or to "quit" academia with a viable career plan.  Graduate programs train students to enter the professoriate -- a single profession out of a range of many.  We spend our energy and resources to become faculty members.  Yet in the  landscape of shrinking tenure track job openings and increasing business-centric university [...]