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Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Future


reviewed by Leslie B. Sims ó April 05, 2006

coverTitle: Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Future
Author(s): Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E. Ausin, Pamela L. Eddy, and Andrea L. Beach
Publisher: Anker Publishing Co, Bolton
ISBN: 1882982878, Pages: 240, Year: 2006
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Faculty development is a prominent feature of academic administration, especially in an era of heightened accountability to those who fund universities, as well as to the general public. Faculty development programs aim to realize the maximum benefit from the investment in faculty as the principal resource of the university. The authors of Creating the Future of Faculty Development are highly qualified researchers in the area of academic and faculty issues whose previous works include authoritative publications that represent a solid foundation for the current volume. This volume does an admirable job of tracing the history of faculty development in the United States, explicating the current status of faculty development programs, and anticipating the future needs and challenges for this vital area of academic administration. Included in the work is a thorough review of the evolution of faculty development and faculty development programs (chapter 1), a portrait of current programs drawn... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12373, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 11:40:25 AM

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  • Leslie Sims
    University of Iowa
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    LESLIE B. SIMS was Senior Scholar in Residence at the Council of Graduate Schools from 2001-2005, where he headed the CGS project on Preparing Future Faculty and the Professional Master's Degree projects. He served as Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Iowa from 1991-2001, where he now holds the titles of Professor of Chemistry and Graduate Dean Emeritus.
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