Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching
Department of Writing and Communication
The Journal of Faculty Development
While there are myriad ways for faculty to achieve "vital faculty" status, Pope-Ruark offers frameworks for faculty development based on Agile, a fairly new management system borrowed from the software development industry, and Scrum, one of Agile's basic strategies. According to Pope-Ruark, Agile "represents a sea change in management philosophy" that fosters a "more purpose-based, people-driven, learning-focused approach to achieving clearly articulated goals" (p. 3) and encourages us to re-think "'productivity' as the driving force of our work" (p. 24). While the title of the book refers directly to faculty, we believe this book can serve a variety of audiences, including new, mid-career, and latecareer faculty; writing program administrators; department chairs; administrators of student and faculty support programs; and upper-level administrators, including deans and provosts.
Dvorak, K., & Bruce, S. (2018). Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching. The Journal of Faculty Development, 32 (2), 105-106. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/803