The Delphi Project is dedicated to enhancing awareness about the changing faculty trends using research and data to better support faculty off the tenure track and to help create new faculty models to support higher education institutions in the future.
Adapting by Design
Adapting by Design: Creating Faculty Roles and Defining Faculty Work to Ensure an Intentional Future for Colleges and Universities
By Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Maxey
This report aims to spark a new discussion and more widespread debate about the future of the academic profession. It articulates the rationale for engaging in such dialogue and identifies an intentional process that institutions can follow to undertake a redesign of the faculty—suggestions range from a tuning of the current faculty models to a more complete overhaul. The report is tailored to be a resource to facilitate change at the institutional level, but includes recommendations for a broader, more systemic, and more inclusive discussion about the future of the faculty involving all higher education stakeholders that must ultimately take place to guide changes across the sector. The audience for this report is far-reaching and includes all stakeholders who are concerned about the future of higher education and the academic profession: faculty, institutional leaders and senior administrators, governing boards, graduate colleges, national higher education organizations, disciplinary societies, and policymakers.
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Adapting by Design: TOOLKIT
Our new companion resource, the Adapting by Design Toolkit, operationalizes the report’s recommendations and guides faculty members, administrators, and other campus leaders through an intentional and iterative process of examination and dialogue designed to facilitate the early stages of a redesign of their institution’s faculty models. These efforts can help to identify and create an impetus for achieving the changes that are necessary to ensure a successful future for our institutions, our students and faculty, and our communities.
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