This involves the provision of adequate funding and time to faculty and academic staff to pursue activities related to instructional and organizational development, community, and societal service as well as basic and applied research endeavors. Such activities are intended to have a direct impact on the career satisfaction of faculty and academic staff and in turn, positively affect student learning.
Key issues regarding funding, identifying new resources and maintaining existing ones, selecting and evaluating faculty and academic staff initiated projects and providing ongoing support and mentoring will be within the scope of the FASDB. In this manner the FASDB seeks to identify and coordinate previously separate programs and resources for faculty and academic staff development into a single comprehensive effort. At the same time the FASDB seeks to maintain the variety of opportunities for faculty and academic staff development.
Issues for faculty and academic staff development include the following: