• Clara M. Lovett Northern Arizona University
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Faculty Reward System


The author draws on her experience as provost at a metropolitan university (1988-93) and as director of the Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards of the American Association for Higher Education (MHE) to discuss a national movement that is rethinking how faculty do their work and what signals they receive from their institutions, their professional societies, and other external agents about priorities. She identifies three phases of growth, culminating in a network of campus agents for change. In 1993 AAHE's Forum became a focal point for this network, sponsoring national and regional meetings, issuing publications, and supporting pilot projects.