Title

Using Supportive Communication to Foster the Department Head/Junior Faculty Relationship

Authors

David A. Latif

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

67

Issue

4

Publisher

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

The quality of the department head/junior faculty relationship is critical to, not only the professional development success of the faculty member and the intrinsic satisfaction of the department head but to the likelihood of the faculty member staying at the institution. A previous study on pharmacy junior faculty satisfaction reported that, in general, junior faculty members are somewhat ambivalent about career satisfaction based on the roles of teaching, scholarship, and service. This paper advocates the incorporation of supportive communication principles into a regularly scheduled personal management interview program between department heads and their junior faculty members. A detailed discussion of how department heads might implement a personal management interview program that incorporates eight principles of supportive communication is provided.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext available through remote link.