“The cumulative effect of this information—the high financial investment made in faculty, their critical importance on campus, and the large time commitment of service and meetings—begs the question: how can institutions help? Well… they often don’t.”
What are the stakes of allowing faculty’s professional service responsibilities to go unsupported?
Any academic leaders who wish to better understand and assist with the full scope of the work that their school’s faculty do—namely serving on recruitment and review committees, in addition to teaching and research—should find this white paper on institutional “blindspots” worth reading.
- Which segments of faculty members feel the greatest burden for committee service
- What level of investment U.S. institutions currently make in faculty committee tools
- How good support for shared governance financially benefits the institution