This guide covers the rationale and development of the Faculty Development Profile, Plan and Proposal.
Faculty Development Plan
Guidelines for Writing a Faculty Development Plan
When writing a Faculty Development Plan the faculty member should keep in mind the guidelines used the committee in screening proposed Plans:
- Specific goals should follow from the projections of the Profile, and should relate to the consideration of strengths, weaknesses, and roles outlined in the Profile.
- There should be an adequate description of the means by which each goal will be accomplished.
- Goals should appear to be attainable within the prescribed period of time.
- There should be a clear statement as to the evidence that will be produced for evaluating the extent of attainment of each goal.
- Each goal should reflect a contribution to one or more of the following emphases:
- Strengthening Marywood University as an institution for Christian higher education
- Developing students
- Developing disciplinary or interdisciplinary scholarship
- Purely personal objectives are a valuable part of individual growth and are appropriate for inclusion in an individual Plan but as a matter of propriety are not eligible for funding.
- There must be a direct relationship between each budget item subsequently requested in a Proposal and a goal stated in the individual's Plan.
- Committee files (including individual Plans) are closed to all but the committee, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and individual faculty members. Access to individual files by any other parties requires the permission of the faculty member.
Instructions for Preparing a Faculty Development Plan
A faculty member should design his/her plan for personal and professional growth on the basis of the general statement of long-range projections given in a Profile. Plans remain in effect for three years and needs to be renewed, revised and resubmitted accordingly along with a revised Profile. Three (3) paper copies and one (1) electronic copy of the Plan should be submitted to the chairperson of the committee.
View an outline for the Faculty Development Plan