A Pharmacy Faculty Academy to foster professional growth and long-term retention of junior faculty members.

Charles T. Taylor, Tricia M. Berry

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Implement a Pharmacy Faculty Academy designed to foster professional growth of new faculty members in an outcomes-oriented, "frames"-based manner and to evaluate the impact on faculty satisfaction and retention rates. DESIGN: A Faculty Academy was designed based on critical themes relevant to junior faculty members and important symbolic, structural, human resource, and political considerations. The year-long program included concentrated sessions during the first 4 weeks of employment followed by longitudinal activities requiring an advancing level of faculty performance. ASSESSMENT: Qualitative and quantitative metrics for engagement and professional growth improved dramatically during the implementation period. The 21 faculty members who completed the program from 2005-2007 provided positive feedback. CONCLUSION: An individualized, systematic approach to faculty development resulted in more highly engaged and productive faculty members who were more likely to remain long term within the College.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2008

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