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Florida Journal of Educational Administration & Policy, v2 n1 p17-28 Fall 2008

A new generation of faculty is entering the academic workforce and they are increasingly dissatisfied with current working environments. Institutions must begin to address the changing nature of this new generation. This article reports on a New Faculty Orientation program based on elements of the learner-centered pedagogy. The goal was to achieve an atmosphere of trust and safety in a community of scholars, to encourage collaboration and experimentation. (Contains 1 table.)

Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Beginning Teacher Induction, College Faculty, Work Environment, Job Satisfaction, Improvement Programs, Teacher Collaboration, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality, Communities of Practice, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Tenure

University of Florida, Department of Educational Administration and Policy. P.O. Box 117049, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: 352-273-4332; Fax: 352-846-2697; e-mail: FJEAPinfo[at]; Web site:

Autor: Cullen, Roxanne; Harris, Michael


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