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Executive Summaries: National Challenge for Higher Education Conference

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Executive Summaries: National Challenge for Higher Education Conference

December 30, 1899

An ACE publication, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The National Challenge for Higher Education is a national campaign to promote work-life balance for faculty within colleges and universities. Signing on to this campaign signals that a president or chancellor will deepen his or her commitment to promoting and advocating faculty career flexibility on campus.

Presidents and chancellors who sign on to the campaign commit to providing leadership to the advancement of excellence by developing flexibility as a tool to enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty within an institution; actively communicate the institutional importance of workplace flexibility, and implement policies and practices to keep pace with societal change while advancing gender, racial, and ethnic equity; educate and support key academic leaders (department chairs, deans, etc.) in developing and strengthening their skills for managing career flexibility; and, develop workplaces in which flexibility is an integral part of the culture of the institution, where flexibility is broadly and equitably implemented and available to faculty at every phase of their career, from recruitment to retirement.

Contents include:
  • What Is the National Challenge for Higher Education
  • Founding National Challenge for Higher Education Coalition Partners
  • National Challenge for Higher Education Coalition Partners
  • Creating Excellence Through Workplace Flexibility
  • Meeting the Challenge
  • Parallel Sessions
    • Legal Issues
    • Liberal Arts Institutions
    • Working Within Systems
    • Faculty Retirement
  • The Academic Workplace: Three Fundamental Principles and a Radical Proposal

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