Leadership Issues for Faculty: A Roundtable Discussion


  • Barbara S. Fuhrmann Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Genger Fahleson
  • Robert D. Holsworth
  • Mary Snyder Shall


Higher Education, Leadership, Faculty Leadership


Leadership in metropolitan universities is clearly a shared responsibility. Jn this discussion, faculty leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University discuss the role of faculty leadership in realizing the unique missions of metropolitan universities. Faculty leaders need to be exemplary role models of university citizens and involved community participants, to encourage other faculty to get out of their offices and laboratories and to get involved in the common enterprise, to nurture new faculty into the role of faculty in an urban institution, and to incorporate the urban mission into interactions with students, thus engaging them in the community as well.