Action Plan 2005 - Academic Programs & Faculty
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Research & Graduate Programs Infrastructure | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
We have a goal to increase the number of tenure-track faculty in the University, while recognizing that NTT clinical track faculty play important roles in departments with professional programs. We will continue to convert PTI and/or NTT positions to tenure-track positions, consistent with the current budget constraints, as well as to add new tenure-track positions strategically through reviews such as APR or through the Areas of Focus initiative.
Faculty Support & Development
The Teaching and Learning with Technology Center within the Center for Teaching and Learning will continue to develop strategies to facilitate faculty acquisition of the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities that information technology offers for improving student learning. Efforts on advancement of women and on recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty will continue to be spearheaded by Senior Faculty Associates dedicated to each area and working on behalf of the Provost office. They will work closely with colleges and senate committees.
Many faculty are involved with learner-centered initiatives such as Freshman Learning Communities, Writing-across-the-curriculum, standards-based teaching, service learning, and teaching with technology. These various initiatives will be brought together as an interrelated series of Communities of Practice under the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide greater synergy to the individual efforts.
Faculty and Staff Salaries
Given the paucity of salary raise funds in the past few years, there are compression effects and/or gaps from comparable market rates for many faculty and staff. We will address this issue to the extent permitted within legislation.
Academic Program Review
Action plans that result from Academic Program Review should be honored to the extent possible given the budget situation.
Non Tenure-Track appointments
A goal is to study and make recommendations regarding the status and role of NTT faculty in the University and in shared governance.
We have a goal to maintain the library book budget and periodical support in face of 15% inflation so as to enable the library to apply successfully for membership in the Association of Research Libraries.
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