February 10, 2017

Making Committee Service Count

Serving on faculty panels is often seen as a thankless task, but colleges can make it more rewarding by agreeing on goals and spreading the work fairly.

Serving on faculty panels is often seen as a thankless task, but colleges can make it more rewarding by agreeing on goals and spreading the work fairly.

A higher-education researcher explains what some colleges are doing to remedy inequities in faculty service.

The academic-advice columnist has often cast her skeptical eye on the academic committee; here are some of her pointed observations.

Not all faculty committees are created equal. But there are ways to make bad ones better, and to reward the efforts of the good ones.

Fretting about faculty service has a long history, yet change is slow in coming, says a veteran English-department chair.