Designing and Implementing Strategies for the Development of a Winning Faculty Workforce

November 2014
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In an era of severe budgetary constraints, colleges and universities have struggled to create new faculty workforce models that are responsive to the emerging needs of a new generation of diverse, nontraditional students. In fact, the traditional tenured faculty model has been replaced by a model in which part-time and non-tenured faculty play a more significant role. This model has been sustained through reactive, just-in-time hiring practices and perpetuated through successive budget cuts at the dean/departmental level without the benefit of alignment with overall mission and institutional workforce strategy.