A Fully Engaged Faculty

Because the faculty members form the foundation of a Swarthmore education, the
College must encourage and support faculty excellence, embracing exceptional teaching and active scholarship and artistic production throughout an individual’s career. Strategic Directions recommends three important ways of supporting the faculty in their multiple ways of engaging with students, colleagues, and community:

• Support new teaching formats and engagement with students beyond the classroom with policies and practices that allow greater flexibility in the allocation of faculty time.
• Recognize the value of faculty research and artistic production and support it vigorously since it is the lifeblood of innovation and renewal in the curriculum that serves our students.
• Renew efforts to increase the diversity of the faculty, especially in tenure-track appointments.

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