CPE is looking for faculty to serve as an advisory network
Under President Aaron Thompson’s leadership, CPE will reimagine and disrupt Kentucky’s public higher education system to better serve our students, workforce and economy. The Faculty Advisory Network will play a role by identifying and promoting innovative solutions to promote student success.
The purpose of the Faculty Advisory Network is to convey faculty perspectives on state-level policies and initiatives and advise CPE’s president on matters of interest to the faculty. The group will share information from their respective institutions and provide valuable insight to CPE’s president on state-level priorities. Members will also serve as a conduit of information between CPE and their institutions.
In the 2019-20 academic year, the network will focus on closing achievement gaps, responding to current business needs, and enhancing academic quality. Some of the specific innovations the group may discuss include:
- Moving from a teaching to learning paradigm;
- Promoting a shared definition of academic quality and ways to measure quality;
- Analyzing curricular complexity to facilitate student success; and
- Expanding and evaluating high impact practices.
The group will consist of 20 members from both public universities and community and technical colleges and will serve two-year terms. While there is no set number for each type of role, President Thompson is looking for a representative combination of full-time and part-time, tenured and non-tenured faculty from a variety of disciplines.
The group will meet at least twice during the academic year and may form professional learning communities around one or more of the priority topics in order to further discussions between meetings.
CPE will provide travel funds for the face-to-face meetings and will help coordinate the professional learning communities.
Members will be chosen through an application process. Applications are due Oct. 4, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Faculty Advisory Network Application – [the name of your school]” in the subject line.