An Elusive Professoriate? How Emerging Identities Will Shape the Future of Academic Development

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Dunwoody A
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This paper builds on earlier research that explored the changing nature of faculty work and the pressures that faculty will continue to face in the future. The session reports the findings from a national survey study of academic developers and campus leaders (deans, provosts and presents) in the United States; 397 respondents shared their perceptions of the relative importance of domains beyond teaching and learning to their faculty’s success. We will discuss findings that point to the significance of institutional motivations to the purpose and function of academic development against a backdrop of an emergent identity of future faculty.


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