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Teacher Scholar Model

Teacher-Scholar Task Force
Summary of Recommendations and Enactment Plan
November, 2005

  1. The Task Force recommends that Pacific adopt a new aspirational value:

    “Enable the Pacific Teacher-Scholar”
    “Enhance the Teacher/Scholar Community”

    Values

  2. The Task Force recommends that guidelines be developed and adopted that improve the evaluation of teaching at Pacific.

    CAP/D to develop plan for enactment.

    Teaching Evaluations

  3. The Task Force recommends the University move to a process of performing Student Course Evaluations using an electronic, web-based tool.

    CAP/D to develop plan for enactment.

    Electronic Course Evaluations

  4. The Task Force recommends that the university implement pre-tenure development leaves to support scholarly productivity.

    Ad Hoc Committee consisting of 2 members CAP/D, 2 members FRC and one member PRC to recommend changes in Development Leave Guidelines.

    Scholarship

  5. The Task Force recommends the development and adoption of a formal mentoring program for junior faculty.

    Ad Hoc Committee consisting of 2 members CAP/D, 2 members FRC and one member PRC to recommend changes in mentoring program for junior faculty.

    Mentoring

  6. Faculty should be thoroughly involved in developing and designing future innovative academic programs.

    Cabinet and Provost’s Office should insure that this occurs.

    Innovation

  7. The Deans and faculty of the Schools should be allowed more budget flexibility to allow accumulation of funds to invest in innovative or entrepreneurial programs.

    Cabinet should discuss this item and determine how it can be achieved within allowed accounting practices.

    Flexibility

  8. The Task Force recommends that the Academic Council develop specific ways to address faculty concerns regarding service.

    Academic Council Executive Committee and PRC to bring recommendation to Council for enhancing faculty service participation.

    Service

Task Force Members: Kenneth Albala, Cynthia Eakin, Lydia Fox, John Livesey, Scott Minor, Camille Norton, Greg Rohlf. Larry Spreer