A number of resources geared toward faculty career and academic organizational development and leadership provide best practices and opportunities for personal development -- all faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these free resources provided just for you!


Academic Leader and The Teaching Professor Subscriptions
Faculty Career Development (FCD) provides subscriptions for all RIT faculty and staff  to Academic Leader and The Teaching Professor. As a member of our campus community, these Magna Logoresources from Magna Publications are available at no cost to you.  Since 1972 Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources.

  • Academic Leader provides the information deans, chairs, and other academic decision-makers use for effective leadership within their colleges or departments to fulfill their institution's primary missions of teaching and scholarship.
  • The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom.

There are two ways to access these publications:

On campus, go to either http://www.academic-leader.com or http://www.teachingprofessor.com to read the article(s).

Off campus access requires a unique URL assigned to RIT and your username/password--click here for instructions

The Department Chair

RIT Libraries has added this publication to its collection of online journals.The Department Chair is an award-winning periodical featuring in-depth articles that deliver sound insight and proven strategies essential for successfully leading an academic department. It is a unique resource for chairs, deans, academic vice presidents, and other administrators, delivering practical information in every issue. Click here for direct access.  If you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your RIT username/password.

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