Title: Centralization of Faculty Systems/Processes for an Improved Faculty Experience
Stream: Higher Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Bryan Aylward, University of Arizona Global Campus, United States
Cassie Hurst, University of Arizona Global Campus, United States
There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. These include the faculty management system (FMS), student information system (SIS), human resources information system (HRIS), course observation data, professional development, faculty performance, and faculty reporting of research and service activities. This Session will share the experiences of migrating systems and process from numerous 3rd party systems for adjunct faculty contracts, faculty scheduling, peer review processes, professional development, and away from a home-grown faculty management system over to a more robust faculty portal offered through APL nextED. This 24-month process was able to bring many individual processes and systems into a robust faculty management platform/portal to provide additional support and resources to our faculty and improve the faculty experience throughout their lifecycle with the institution. This presentation will also introduce the use of Active Learning Theory (ALT) and the continuous improvement cycle to focus on improvements for the faculty.
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