College Receives Award for Faculty Career Flexibility
September 11, 2009
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Dickinson College is one of eight recipients of the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility.
The $25,000 award recognizes Dickinson for its leadership and accomplishments in implementing innovative policies and practices supporting career flexibility for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
The competition was open to 287 baccalaureate arts and science institutions. Six institutions received $200,000 awards, and two, including Dickinson, received $25,000 awards in recognition of innovative practices in career flexibility. Dickinson will use the award to enhance its faculty career cycle program by including support for faculty dealing with health and family issues.
“Campuses across the country are grappling with the economic downturn and making difficult decisions about how best to deploy their resources,” said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad. “The dedication these eight campuses have shown to advancing faculty career flexibility options in light of these economic conditions is admirable. These efforts send a clear message to faculty that their institution is committed to attracting and serving the needs of an increasingly diverse faculty.”
The awards program is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by ACE. The awards will be presented during ACE’s board of directions meeting Monday in Washington. D.C.