Keeping Faculty [Happy]: The Critical Role of a Faculty Center in Developing and Retaining Quality, Collegial Faculty

  • Jace Hargis University of the Pacific
Keywords: Higher Education, Faculty Retention, Faculty Centers


This paper describes an innovative approach to retaining happy and healthy faculty members in a collegial, productive teaching and learning environment. A major portion of the paper shares how the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning plays a significant role in the faculty interview process, new faculty orientation, and subsequent mentoring of new faculty into a collegial environment that supports aligning research with instruction.