An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational
Development Network in Higher Education (POD), "To Improve the
Academy" offers a resource for improvement in higher education to
faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs,
faculty, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers,
and educational consultants.
Contents include: An Adventure on POD's High Cs: Culture,
Creativity, and Communication in the Academy: A Humanist
Perspective ("James Downey") Monster at the Foot of the Bed:
Surviving the Challenge of Marketplace Forces on Higher Education
("Raoul A. Arreola") The Advantages of a Reciprocal Relationship
Between Faculty Development and Organizational Development in
Higher Education ("Leora Baron") A Different Way to Approach the
Future: Using Chaos Theory to Improve Planning ("Marc Cutright")
The New Demand for Heterogeneity in College Teaching ("George
Keller") Not Making or Shaping: Finding Authenticity in Faculty
Development ("Patricia Cranton") A Theory-Based Integrative Model
for Learning and Motivation in Higher Education ("Chantal S.
Levesque, G. Roger Sell, James A. Zimmerman") Perceptions of
Faculty Developers About the Present and Future of Faculty
Development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
("Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Andrea L. Beach, Stephen L. Rozman")
Preparing Faculty for Pedagogical Change: Helping Faculty Deal With
Fear ("Linda C. Hodges") Tailoring Faculty Development Programs to
Faculty Career Stages ("Peter Seldin") Creating Engaged
Departments: A Program for Organizational and Faculty Development
("Kevin J. Kecskes, Sherril B. Gelmon, Amy Spring") Promoting
Intellectual Community and Professional Growthfor a Diverse Faculty
("Dorothe J. Bach, Marva A. Barnett, Jose D. Fuentes, Sherwood C.
Frey") Building It for Them: Faculty-Centered Program Development
and eManagement ("Bonnie B. Mullinix") An Electronic Advice Column
to Foster Teaching Culture Change ("Donna M. Qualters, Thomas C.
Sheahan, Jacqueline A. Isaacs") Helping Faculty Learn to Teach
Better and 'Smarter" Through Sequenced Activities ("Barbara J.
Millis") Practicing What We Preach: Transforming the TA
"Patricia Armstrong, Peter Felten, Jeffrey Johnston, Allison
Pingree" Exploring the Application of Best Practices to TA Awards:
One University's Approach ("Laurel Willingham-McLain, Deborah L.
Pollack") Expeditionary Learning: A Low-Risk, Low-Cost, High-Impact
Professional Development Model ("Chris Carlson-Dakes, Alice
Pawley") Learning Communities for First-Year Faculty: Transition,
Acculturation, and Transformation ("Harriet Fayne, Leslie
Ortquist-Ahrens") Faculty Competency by Design: A Model for
Institutional Transformation ("Helen M. Clarke, Philip E.
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