The term "faculty development" has evolved from sabbatical leaves to programs designed to assist faculty and administrators gain a variety of skills which will enable them to be more effective teachers, scholars, and professionals. The movement, reflecting a host of creative solutions to faculty and institutional problems, has contributed significantly to the vitality of academia. There are several promising faculty development programs in agriculture and the action agenda set forth by Operation Change (1989) calls for all colleges of agriculture and natural resources to establish programs by 1993. A large body of literature is available for those designing projects to address their specific needs.
faculty development, Operation Change