Concurrent Sessions

Day and Time
Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. - noon

Talent Management

Building Capabilities

Summit 7

Off the Tenure-Track: How Can HR Partner with Academic Leadership to Rethink the Faculty Workforce Model?

Hiring decisions made at department and program levels have dramatically evolved the faculty workforce over time as nontenure-track faculty—both full-time and part-time—now fill significant roles. With decision making often driven by the reality of serving more students in budget-constrained environments, changes in faculty composition have likely been reactive as much as strategic. This session will examine how HR can partner with academic leadership to strategically develop a college or university’s academic workforce model. Such strategic planning includes appropriate leveraging of nontenure-track faculty in pursuit of institutional mission and objectives.

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, Chief Human Resources Officer, Washington State University, Gregg Kvistad, Provost Emeritus and Professor, University of Denver and Paul Yakoboski, Senior Economist, TIAA Institute