Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education


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To Improve the Academy, published by The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, volume 12, 1993.


Faculty Development is an emerging field for institutions of higher education; therefore, the procedure for recruiting center directors and faculty developers has not been carefully examined or published. Constructing or reviewing resumes, curriculum vitae, or application portfolios is still an uncharted area in our profession. Information about these procedures is currently available only in the experiences of employers and potential employees for positions in faculty development. The objective of this article is to begin the process of accumulating useful criteria for employees and employers to find the right match of needs and qualifications. As a unique field in the academic setting, faculty development demands more specific guidelines for the job application process.