Mary Belletti, Danielle Howard,Nicole Huckins, Jeanine Menolascino, Alex Templeton University of Nevada, Las Vegas EDH 705 Group Project
The Role of Faculty Professor role has changed over time Depends on the type of institution – the multiversity Learn, transmit learning, and create conditions for learning
Role of the Large Research University Professor Research, Teaching, and Service Publish or Perish! Pursuit of Knowledge Peer Review, Reputations, Professional Awards, and Development Committee and Administrative Duties Reward System - TENURE
Faculty Workload - LRU Average more than 50 hours of work per week. Spend less time in class per week, but generate as many student contact hours as their peers in small colleges due to larger class sizes in these institutions. Percent of teaching time declines with rank. Research-oriented faculty are more likely to be male, younger, and to have spent fewer years at the institution. Few faculty spend much of their time on service to the community.
Role of the Community College Professor Teacher First, Specialist Second Interdisciplinary Workload – Normally 5 Classes a Semester Publishing a “luxury” Tenure Process Pay Increase Struggle with Identity
An Inside Look:California State University Monterey Bay Founded in 1994 The “12 apostles” – Founding faculty members Every day, every faculty member, staff employee, and administrator works… To build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence from which all partners in the educational process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to California and the global community.
CSUMB – The Faculty 113 Full Time Faculty Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Focus on Learning Outcomes Tenure Process
CSUMB Academic Assembly Purpose/Overview Responsibilities Membership Faculty Rights & Responsibilities General and Academic Powers of the Academic Assembly Meetings
CSUMB Academic Senate Powers Academic Senate Overview Meetings and Voting At least once a month Chair as presiding officer Standing Committees 8 standard committees Charges University-wide academic committees/representation Ad-Hoc committees
The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Purpose Formation of state policies Senators 2 from each region
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Vision Mission Purpose
California Faculty Association What is the CFA? Vision Benefits of being a member
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Awards Faculty Scholarships and Professional Activities New Faculty Programs Mid-Semester Evaluations of Faculty
Final Report on CSUMB A Student-Centered Faculty Academic Challenge Diversity Environment Active and Collaborative Learning
Culture Change Why change? Institution tries to develop a new image or vision for itself Evolves as it achieves its mission, realizes enrollment targets, and works through the natural tensions of offering a distinctive educational program in the CSU System
Culture Change Continued… What does it take? Time and Dedication Incentives and Motivation Change of Values Strong Leadership Communication Change Management/Measurement Entire Campus Community
How to Change at the Institutional Level Evaluate the current culture Look at the new vision and mission for the institution Determine the changes needed to mesh current culture with that vision
How to Change at the Faculty Level Redefine Faculty Roles Redefine Faculty Rewards
Faculty at CSUMB Challenges to Change Teaching Methods Overemphasis on Personal Development Technology Role Paradox
Faculty Resistance to Change State University System Sciences – Tenure System Culture of Discovery Classroom Technology Evidence Value Alignment
Community College Faculty Challenges/Resistance to Change Teaching/Learning Paradigm Facilitator Persona Faculty Assessment
Scenario You are a senator on the CSUMB Faculty Senate attending your regular monthly meeting. There is a motion on the table to eliminate end of semester evaluations on professors completed by their students. Each of you have a different role. Discuss the issues based on your role and vote on the motion.