The world of Faculty Administration & Management is overflowing with acronyms. Groups, organizations, and agencies abound with monikers such as AAMC, SACSCOC, ACBSP, HLC and…you get the idea. The list goes on and on.
While each organization for excellence drives to ensure progress and development, both at the institution and at the individual level, meeting that insatiable need to document and report becomes more than a full-time job. It becomes an ingrained institutional task which possesses one fundamental constant.
Access to consistent, rapidly compiled faculty data. It begins with common, accurate faculty CV’s.
No matter the organization, no matter the report or administrative action, efficiency in viewing, analyzing and compiling consistent faculty CV’s is a foundational must. While it is well known that faculty CV’s can stretch to 80, 90, even 100 pages in volume, analyzing them quickly and efficiently for full time and supplemental team members in a common methodology is no longer a “nice to have”, it is a “must have” for the modern faculty administrative organization.
Best practices has repeatedly shown that the range of solid and accurate growth and achievement data for faculty members is ever growing. No matter the need from college accreditation to compliance reporting; no matter the size and scope of institution, the preeminent need in the pursuit of excellence remains centered on one common element and practice. The execution of consistently gathering, reporting and publicizing the accomplishments of the faculty team. No matter the report, no matter the tool, the data that drives gory, admiration and accomplishment begins with one common element. It begins with faculty CV.
So while many are followed, while much more created, the most important acronym of all may be the most universal, and the most widely accepted.
CV. Raising the power of one, to the power of many.