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Energizing the Senior Professor

By Barbara Oney Garvey

Most departments have fewer new faculty due to hiring cuts and colleagues retiring later. Economic conditions suggest that little will change in the next decade. The question is which type of post-tenure review will be the most beneficial for the individual faculty member, the department, and the institution. Hanover College consists mostly of tenured professors, and the faculty adopted a statement of purposes of post-tenure review that embraces a pluralistic approach offering genuinely revitalizing experiences.

This article explains Hanover’s formative post-tenure review process developed over the last decade. Three areas will be covered: the specific program at Hanover College and the role of senior faculty, the repertory grid example as one type of model for colleagues to find their better selves, and specific suggestions for department chairs.

Continued at: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/postings.php

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