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New faculty 1993-2001

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Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD


Faculty Development Grant Proposal

    6. Vocation of the college and for our students: Implications for learning

      6f. Nurture development and growth of faculty leaders as part of the vocation of the college  [Section added in Year 3]

    The first draft for 6f is shown below.

    As plans have developed, the 6f Project is here.


    An Augustana billboard on I-90 recently publicized this theme of Augustana College:
    Creating Leaders for a Changing World.

    This section of Faculty Development develops that theme in the context of faculty and students. A guiding premise is that effective and competent faculty leadership plays a role in student learning. Leadership engages several contexts: academic, college, community.
    At present there seems to be an atomization of Higher Education. How do faculty embrace responsibility for higher education, and not only for our own department, program, specialization, and research? Some of the Leadership Fellows may subsequently find opportunities to become chairs of councils, departments, or divisions. However equally important and effective leadership may have more informal dimensions.

Program Strategy 6f. Nurture development and growth of faculty leaders as part of the vocation of the college. Develop a group of Leadership Fellows, with faculty working and growing together. In Year 3 support a group of 2-4 faculty, and one or two mentors from Augustana or elsewhere. Faculty take the lead in forming their group. Proposals should address two or more of these themes.

(a) show potential for organizational development through changing attitudes, behaviors and values of the faculty,
(b) demonstrate ways of linking leadership initiatives to the strategic direction of the organization,
(c) show ways leadership development can help us be more competitive in the higher education market place, and
(d) proposals from faculty that demonstrate how leadership development assist in helping the institution adjust to fast paced pedagogical and technological change within our learning environment.

Evaluation Activities A guiding premise is that effective and competent faculty leadership plays a role in student learning. A pretest, a posttest, and a narrative report will strive to assess growth in leadership potential, leadership style, and leadership effectiveness, including interaction with peers and between faculty and student environment, and faculty and student learning.
Specific Intended Outcomes This goal will have been met when:

1. Small groups of Faculty Leadership Fellows, collaborating with mentors from Augustana or elsewhere, articulate their leadership goals, identify methods of working toward them, and make significant progress toward those goals.

2. Measurable changes have occurred in terms of tying the mission and vocation of Augustana College into the leadership growth of faculty and students, working together toward shared goals.

3. The atomization of higher education is recognized as a problem to address, directly or implicitly, by members of these groups of Leadership Interns and their chosen mentors.

RFP 6f in Year 3


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