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Millennial-Focused Faculty Development Programs – Faculty Vignettes

Chapter Title

Millennial-Focused Faculty Development Programs – Faculty Vignettes

Book Title

Engaging Millennial Faculty

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Description

As a platform for discussing workplace effectiveness and workplace differences, generational differences help provide context. Unfortunately, generational differences in higher education can be a difficult subject to explore. For one, there is a broad spectrum represented by generations in higher ed. Comparatively, the retirement age of faculty is older than the traditional workplace and the starting age of new faculty is older as well because of the time it takes to complete degree requirements. This creates a unique and complex environment.

It is important though, especially as we start to see a wave of millennial faculty, that we appropriately address how faculty demographics will change and how that will impact the higher education environment at large. For the purposes of this volume, the reader needs to think strategically about how to engage millennial faculty in what has been a typically anti-millennial infrastructure. The authors would ask that you be patient with this volume; it has been developed as a practical resource. Pause as you fume at generalized generational differences and remember that not everyone fits into one box: every millennial is different, every boomer is different, etc. Still, we hope this volume will be helpful, no matter your feelings on generational differences, as you look to serve and support all faculty.

ISBN

9781581073393

Publication Date

8-3-2019

Publisher

New Forums Press

City

Stillwater, OK

Keywords

development programs, generational difference, higher education, millennial faculty

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

125

Last Page

152

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