Addressing Generational Change with Senior Faculty Members

Topics: Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What strategies do administrators offer to help senior faculty members to understand and embrace changes in institutional culture?
  • Do administrators offer programs targeted at senior faculty members to bridge cultural or generational differences?
  • How do administrators ensure that programs demonstrate respect for the views of senior faculty members?
  • How do administrators prevent senior faculty from feeling stigmatized or criticized?

Summary

Many administrators seek to assess strategies to address changes in institutional culture with senior faculty members. This brief examines the nature of conflicts between senior and junior faculty about changes in institutional culture and how administrators resolve those conflicts. The brief also details programs that administrators use to engage senior faculty in generational change at the institution.

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