Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


Date of this Version

July 1993


Published in Adult Learning, Jul/Aug 1993, Vol. 4. Issue 6, pp. 11-12. Published by the American Association for Adult & Continuing Education. Copyright 1993 Daniel W. Wheeler.


"NUPROF has broken barriers to imagining and thinking about job changes, large or small, and about ways of accomplishing goals. It has sanctioned opening the doors of opportunity for change." This quote from a mid-career professor captures the essence of a program that encourages reflection, continuing growth, and possible redirection at a time many faculty are searching for ways to make changes. As you read about the design and development of a program called Nebraska University Program for Renewal of Faculty (NUPROF), recognize that this process can apply to other adult educators who confront continuing development and potential stagnation issues.