Faculty Handbook 2023-2024

E.3. Faculty Professional Development

Professional development can take many forms, and Hendrix celebrates the diverse ways in which Faculty can enrich their scholarly lives. Below is an alphabetical list detailing common forms of professional development. Typically, Faculty participate in several of these activities, ensuring that at least some of their professional development activities extend beyond the immediate Hendrix community through engagement with their disciplines, the larger academic profession, or other external venues. The list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.

  • artistic performances appropriate to one’s discipline (such as recitals or plays);
  • attendance at regional or national, or international disciplinary meetings;
  • continued intellectual growth as evidenced by involvement with areas outside one’s discipline;
  • curriculum development;
  • enhancement of capabilities in employing technology to support student, professional, or community development;
  • exhibitions of visual art;
  • involvement as an office holder in professional organizations;
  • paper or poster presentations at regional or national or international disciplinary meetings;
  • participation in symposia at regional or national or international disciplinary meetings;
  • participation in workshops or seminars devoted to the enhancement of pedagogy;
  • research that leads to the publication of books, articles in professional journals, or chapters in edited volumes;
  • service as a judge or reviewer in one’s discipline (such as peer review of scholarly articles, or judging musical competitions).

Faculty are encouraged to work with their department and area chairs to develop an appropriate plan for ongoing professional development. See Section D.3.b. Professional Development for additional information.