By Dana Graham, Manager of Corporate Events and Community Relations
Last Sunday, as the sunlight drifted through the windows of the New Heights restaurant, nearly 100 Chief Academic Officers from around the country gathered to network, dine and enjoy a lively discussion on “The Changing Professoriate” at a luncheon sponsored by SAGE during the annual meeting of the American Council on Education. The discussion was centered on how the tenure debate, the emergence of adjuncts and the retirement wave will shape the faculty of the future. The distinguished panelists included:
Cathy Trower, Ph.D., MBA Research Director, COACHE, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Maria Maisto, M.A., President, New Faculty Majority; Executive Director, NFM Foundation
Maurie McInnis, Ph.D., MA., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor of Art History, University of Virgina
Randi Reich Cosentino, Ed.D, MB, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Strayer University
Brenda Carter, Executive Editorial Director of College Publishing, SAGE
The group discussed the changing face of college faculties across the country, the pressure for faculties to compete with the impact of online learning, and how some faculty members are encouraged to engage with students as mentor or coach to maintain longevity on campus.
The panelists viewpoints were diverse and warmly received by the audience. They raised the topic of “The Changing Professoriate” to new heights and generated a sense of camaraderie among the CAO’s in attendance.
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