The individual Profile is an outline of the individual’s long-range planning that will be the basis of subsequent faculty development Proposals. The components of this Profile will be a written assessment of strengths and weaknesses, a statement of current roles, a description of long-range goals, and a synthesis of these elements into a long-range growth plan. This Profile is designed to be of assistance in the following ways:
The scope of information to be included in the Profile is left to the discretion of each applicant. It is suggested that is be limited to that which he/she would feel comfortable in defending as significantly related to his/her own professional development.
It may be helpful while going through the following instructions to refer to the Profile Plan format outline. You may also wish to refer to the Professional Development Through Growth Handbook available through the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The role of the department chairperson is to help the faculty member coordinate his/her individual goals with departmental and/or institutional goals. The faculty member should provide a copy of the completed Profile (view PDF outline) to the department chairperson and should schedule a conference to consider its major issues. Faculty who serve as chairs of their department should schedule this meeting with their Dean. The purpose of this conference is threefold:
It is not necessary that the conference have been conducted before writing the Faculty Development Plan. It is left to the judgment of the faculty member as to the likelihood that the conference will substantially alter his/her Plan. For the purposes of the Faculty Development Committee, it is necessary only that the conference has been conducted prior to the submission of the Profile and final draft of the Plan.
Some faculty members may wish to discuss their Profile with the Dean as well as their department chairperson. This conference is an optional step in the Faculty Development process.
One paper copy of the faculty member's Profile should be submitted to the Faculty Development Committee prior to or at the same time the plan is submitted. The faculty member and their department chairperson should sign the Profile. Profiles should be updated every three years, consistent with the time frame of a Plan. All documents required for Faculty Development Funding should be submitted in accordance with published deadlines. A copy of the Profile will be kept on file by the chairperson of the committee.
More questions? Please contact Sr. Angela Kim, IHM, committee chair:
LAC Room 81 | Extension x2394 | email@example.com