RFPs Year 3
Archives for Bush Faculty Development
New faculty 1993-2001
Faculty Development Grant
from the Bush Foundation
Nov 2002 - Nov 2005
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.
||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.
||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
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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