Wednesday, June 17, 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
The current crisis offers challenges and opportunities for proactive approaches to developing departments and their faculty. Reliable data about both the relative standing of departments and the career trajectories of their faculty can provide important information for strategic academic decision-making among chairs, deans, and provosts.
This webinar explores evidence-based approaches to identify the opportunities, risks, and vulnerabilities in the development of academic departments. Plans for sustaining and improving departments require the development of hiring plans that consider:
  • Potential sources of disruption:
    • Recruitment of faculty by other universities
    • Upcoming impactful retirements
    • Lack of a leadership pipeline in mid-career ranks
    • Poor records of success after tenure or promotion
  • Current research performance of the department’s faculty (among other faculty contributions)
  • Supporting career advancement and scholarly goals of mid-career researchers—a particularly important objective in the context of the current pandemic and its implications
Together these strategies enable academic administrators to move the faculty and departmental planning horizon toward a 5-year goal, allowing more thoughtful approaches to complex issues and institutional priorities
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