The Faculty Reward System and Accreditation

  • Sandra Elman New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Keywords: Higher Education, Faculty Reward System, Accreditation


As universities increasingly broaden their knowledge application and dissemination functions, the faculty reward system requires transformation as well. This article purports that universities need to link the faculty reward system directly to the institution's mission. Furthermore, universities need to ut//lze more effectively the accreditation process of self-study and review as a means of ensuring that faculty are more equitably rewarded for teaching 1tnd other forms of scholarly activity. A framework for effecting that linkage Is presented, followed by a discussion of the documentation and evaluation of these various forms of scholarly work.