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The Journal of Faculty Development

Guest Edited by: Marc Cutright, University of North Texas

Theme: Tertiary Faculty Development in International Contexts

Virtually throughout the world, issues of faculty development have drawn greater attention in recent years. While much of this attention has focused on the encouragement and support of research and grant acquisition, much of the focus has centered on the quality of teaching and mentorship. Several factors drive this focus, including student and governmental cost justification, addressing less-than-desired retention and graduation rates, and aligning learning outcomes with employment opportunities. In much of the developing world, the rapid expansion of higher education has far overtaken national and regional capacity for production of graduate degrees, the conventional source of faculty, and little attention in those graduate programs is given to development of individuals as faculty members and the diversity of roles that are expected in those positions. Authors might consider the issues of researcher, teacher, and academic administrator development who support these efforts, to include promising or exemplary initiatives. Of particular interest will be submissions that include evaluation of the efficacy and continuing issues of such development efforts. However, more theoretical or topical essay submissions are of interest as well.

Framing questions can include but are not limited to:

  • How do faculty interests in faculty development align with institutional and national priorities?
  • How is teaching evaluated, both in formative and summative ways, and what institutional structures and investments support enhancement?
  • What programs and efforts exist to support and develop graduate students as effective faculty members?
  • What programs and efforts exist to promote support and encouragement for community and social engagement of faculty members?

Please send 500-word proposals and questions to Marc Cutright (marc.cutright@unt.edu). Authors of accepted proposals will receive detailed guidelines for manuscript submission.  

Deadlines

  • November 20, 2017: 500-word proposals due
  • December 10, 2017: Authors notified of review results
  • February 20, 2018: Full articles of 3,000 – 5,000 words returned to guest editor
  • March 20, 2018: Article revisions sent to authors
  • April 30, 2018: Final submissions due to guest editor