Faculty Academy: Philosophy
The College supports a philosophy of professional growth and development for all employees and is committed to this as a part of its educational goals. The College also recognizes that professional development is ultimately the responsibility of the individual. Our desire is that all those involved in the Faculty Academy will gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in fostering student learning and in otherwise enabling the College to meet its goals.
The Faculty Academy is meant to initiate new employees in a process of discovery, discussion, and growth that they can continue on their own for years to come. The Faculty Academy engages all new faculty in opportunities for orientation, growth, and development over a two year period. The culmination of the process for tenure-track faculty members will be the pre-tenure review process. For others, it will be the development of a plan for continuing growth, developed in conjunction with the individual's supervisor.