Why faculty must assert leadership as schools innovate

06/3/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

As colleges and universities adopt online courses and other technologies, faculty must do a better job asserting their value to the institution, Terri E. Givens, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, writes in this commentary. Givens applauds institutions for taking risks and being innovative, but chides faculty for not taking up the mantle of leadership on these issues. "We all need to get involved in this discussion and encourage our administrators to engage the relevant players in this ongoing conversation in which we all have a major stake," Givens writes.

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