Unbundling faculty in higher education

Do we need to consider unbundling faculty in higher education?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, the assumption that a single faculty member will teach, proctor, and assist 100% of the class 100% on their own, is beginning to be questioned.

What if we utilized the various strengths of various faculty members in various ways – where some design the curriculum, some instruct, some evaluate, and some mentor the students? And we think of this as an instructional team vs. a specific instructor?

The takeaway? The Department of Ed seems to be in favor of this revised definition of an instructor, and may open the door to how we all think about instructional teams on our own campus. So get ready.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.