Faculty Development Committee

Purpose & Function:

Faculty development is a broad term describing any of the various activities carried out by faculty for their personal and professional enrichment.  Certain of these activities may be financially supported by Marywood University.                      

The major responsibilities of the committee are

  •  to advise, if requested, in the design or renewal of individual faculty development Profiles, Plans, and Proposals;
  • to accept or reject individual faculty development Plans on the basis of established objective criteria;
  • to make recommendations to the Provost on individual faculty Proposals;
  • to make recommendations to the Provost on departmental and University-wide Proposals for faculty development money;
  • to maintain sufficient records to make possible a thorough evaluation of the program;
  • to do ongoing evaluation and updating of Faculty Development Committee policies and procedures;
  • to electronically submit an annual report of the program and the minutes of each meeting to the Provost, the President of the University and the Office of the Secretary of the University and General Counsel;
  • to post an annual report of the program and  the minutes of each meeting  on the Marywood portal ;
  • to plan and conduct faculty workshops on aspects of the program;
  • to make recommendations to the Provost on requests for sabbatical leaves as outlined in the Sabbatical Leave for Faculty Member Policy as well as on other faculty development initiatives.

Membership & Selection:

Academic deans
One full-time faculty member from each college and the School of Architecture
Two full-time faculty members at large

Faculty members are elected from the full-time faculty of each college and the School of Architecture.  Elections are conducted by the Election Committee for Primary University Standing Committes.

Faculty development Plans and Proposals are voted upon by the faculty members of the committee and the Dean of the applicant's college.

Term:

Faculty - three years, eligibility for election limited to one additional three-year term.  Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.

Reports To:

Provost

History:

01/21/03 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/06/08 - Title changed to Provost and Vice Preisdent for Academic Affairs
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
07/01/12 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to include a representative from the School of Architecture
09/12/14 - Membership clarification denoting that faculty members are elected by the Election Committee for Primary University Standing Committees approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/05/17 - Revision to Description of the Faculty Development Committee, necessitated by the revision to the Sabbatical Leave for Faculty Member Policy, approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.