A comprehensive approach to faculty development

Bradley Boucher, Peter Chyka, Walter L. Fitzgerald, Lawrence J. Hak, Duane Miller, Robert Parker, Stephanie Phelps, George C. Wood, Dick R. Gourley

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The purpose of this report was to describe the development, implementation, and outcomes from 3 complementary programs to facilitate the development of faculty members. The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) at the University of Tennessee developed 3 new complementary programs: the Individual Faculty Development Program to encourage faculty members to assess and identify their own specific developmental needs; the Seed Research Grant Program to fund scholarly activities by faculty; and the Technology Support Program to foster financial support of technology upgrades crucial for meeting the research, education, and service needs of faculty members. Eighteen faculty members participated in the Individual Faculty Development Program during the first 2 academic years and all provided positive feedback about their experiences. The Seed Research Grant Program funded 6 projects during its inaugural year. Limited outcome data from these 2 programs are extremely favorable relative to grant submissions and publications, and enhanced educational offerings and evaluations. The Technology Support Fund was initiated in the 2005-2006 academic year. The 3 faculty development programs initiated are offered as examples whereby faculty members are given a high degree of self-determination relative to identifying programs that will effectively contribute to their growth as academicians. Other colleges of pharmacy are encouraged to consider similar initiatives to foster individual faculty development at this critical period of growth within academic pharmacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number27
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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A comprehensive approach to faculty development. / Boucher, Bradley; Chyka, Peter; Fitzgerald, Walter L.; Hak, Lawrence J.; Miller, Duane; Parker, Robert; Phelps, Stephanie; Wood, George C.; Gourley, Dick R.

In: American journal of pharmaceutical education, Vol. 70, No. 2, 27, 01.01.2006.

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