A Faculty Development Program for Change and Growth

Daniel W. Wheeler
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, dwheeler1@unl.edu

This paper is posted at DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

NUPROF has broken barriers to imagining and thinking about job changes, large or small, and about ways of accomplishing goals. It has sanctioned opening the doors of opportunity for change.” This quote from a mid-career professor captures the essence of a program that encourages reflection, continuing growth, and possible redirection at a time many faculty are searching for ways to make changes. As you read about the design and development of a program called Nebraska University Program for Renewal of Faculty (NUPROF), recognize that this process can apply to other adult educators who confront continuing development and potential stagnation issues.

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