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Growth and Professional Development

Develop a periodic, multi-year process for faculty members that includes the following components:

  • Individual growth plans for each faculty member that outline areas for professional evolution, establish strategies for developing these, and identify supporting resources. Growth plans will address both disciplinary and grade-level competencies and extend to roles “outside the classroom” such as advising and residential life.
  • A peer-to-peer community of practice characterized by ongoing and active mentoring, and collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • Deliberate connection to external “best practices” relevant to the role(s) and disciplines of each faculty member.
  • Well-defined and consistent evaluation practices.