5 ways administrators can support new faculty

June 4, 2020

“As new faculty members... struggle even more with increased self-expectations, institutions are generally expecting more of their faculty,” writes Michael G Strawser. Given this context, the author indicates that there are several ways that academic administrators can help new faculty members deal with increased expectations while navigating a global virus. Specifically, Stawser outlines five strategies that will allow administrators to support junior faculty: clarify expectations, increase efficiency, use tech platforms to streamline, lead by modelling a work-life balance, and provide opportunities to address mental health. “All this boils down to one key point: if we are going to increase faculty expectations, we must increase faculty support,” concludes Stawser. Inside Higher Ed (International)