Faculty Development Through Inquiry

Alignment is simple “bus” logic

Leaders align people and resources for the optimal achievement of mission. As Jim Collins puts it, they get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats on the bus [Good to Great].

In terms of educational mission achievement (notice I did not say institutional sustainability), there is no more consequential alignment priority than your faculty. Alignment begins—but by no means ends—with rigorous selection criteria and processes. It continues through the commitment to ongoing faculty development delivered in a manner that resembles coaching more than training.

Having previously considered coaching as the manner in which we engage in faculty development, what then are some key means by which we can foster faculty development? There are many, but I have chosen two to get you started: think in terms of inquiry and investment.

— Ralph Enlow | 4thoughtleaders Blog

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