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Effective Practices for Academic Leaders Archive Series

Effective Practices for Academic Leaders

Outreach: New Opportunities for Academic Departments

Paperback
November 2007
9781579221737
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  • Publisher
    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    15th November 2007
  • ISBN 9781579221737
  • Language English
  • Pages 16 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
$20.00
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November 2007
9781579224011
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  • Publisher
    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    15th November 2007
  • ISBN 9781579224011
  • Language English
  • Pages 16 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
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Executive Summary
A generation into the information revolution, many academic departments find themselves at a crossroads. Many of the old assumptions on which the academic enterprise is based have been eroded as society’s needs have changed. Departments find themselves struggling to find their place within an increasingly global academic community and to maintain relationships with external constituencies in an increasingly competitive environment. As departments seek to redefine their relevance in this rapidly shifting environment, outreach—once something done in a faculty member’s spare time—is becoming strategically important to both academic departments and individual faculty members.

In this briefing, I describe some of the external factors that are driving outreach activities into the mainstream of strategic academic planning and define several major types of outreach practice, giving examples of effective practices along the way. I also outline a process for planning outreach programs and for creating a strategic plan for outreach within an academic department. In addition, I examine some key issues surrounding how to sustain outreach, especially the important issue of recognizing and rewarding faculty participation in this increasingly vital part of life in an academic community.

Gary Miller

Gary Miller is Executive Director Emeritus of the World Campus, the online distance education campus of The Pennsylvania State University. Before retiring in June 2007, he served for more than 30 years in various outreach-related positions at Penn State, most recently as Associate Vice President for Outreach and Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education.