Faculty and Academic Programs
We are dedicated to supporting the members of our faculty in their aspirations to achieve academic distinction by developing additional resources to sustain their scholarly, creative, and pedagogical work. We recognize that the principal issue facing faculty members is the ever-increasing demands on their time. We need to balance these demands over the course of a career by realizing that one cannot concentrate simultaneously, in the short term, on the three principal dimensions of the faculty workload. One needs to emphasize different dimensions at different times within a review cycle (e.g., developing a new course, completing a research project, undertaking a major service responsibility). We will address these issues not only by adding new faculty lines but also by reducing demands on faculty time wherever possible and by seeking other ways to increase efficiency.
Critical to long-term quality, strength and stature of Skidmore is our ability to attract and retain the very best faculty and provide for their continued intellectual growth. We will ensure our capacity to achieve these goals as we:
- Add endowed professorships to help us retain accomplished senior faculty and to attract promising junior faculty
- Support faculty scholarship through expanded funding for research-related projects, sabbaticals, and conferences
- Maintain competitive compensation for faculty at all levels