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Using Professional Learning Communities for the Development of Shared Governance
The Journal of Faculty Development (2011)
  • Charlie Sweet, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hal Blythe, Eastern Kentucky University
  • William Phillips, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and communication with the administration, compensation for their effort, a budget, and a large dose of satisfaction. Furthermore, this model could be effectively transferred to other university units.
Keywords
  • Higher Education,
  • Faculty Development,
  • Student Centered Learning,
  • Pedagogy,
  • Evaluation and Curriculum
Publication Date
May, 2011
Citation Information
Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe and William Phillips. "Using Professional Learning Communities for the Development of Shared Governance" The Journal of Faculty Development Vol. 25 Iss. 2 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charlie_sweet/10/