Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412939584 | Print ISBN: 9780761930877 | Online ISBN: 9781412939584| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Faculty, Educational Leadership Programs
Michelle D. Young & Jite Eferakorho & Jumoke Sanusi
Although the work of faculty in educational leadership is dependent in large measure upon the mission of the university of which it is a part, external demands are influencing faculty work. Faculty work has become a focal point among groups both within and external to higher education hoping to impact programs that prepare educational leaders. Some believe that leadership preparation should mirror professional training in business, law, and medicine: preparing future leaders and performing basic research. Others believe that leadership programs should train leaders and little more. Essential to this debate is the issue of faculty evaluation, because the processes for evaluating educational leadership faculty must be aligned with expectations for faculty work. There are approximately 500 university-based educational leadership programs operating in the United States, usually within colleges or schools of education. These programs have been increasingly called upon to provide a variety of courses, degrees, and services. However, ...