The Alfred P. Sloan Grant for Faculty Career Flexibility
In 2009, Albright College was granted the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility. With the award, we expedited initiatives that support faculty work-life balance as well as developed new “family friendly” policies such as the Tenure Clock Stoppage Policy. We heightened awareness of minimally used policies and provided deeper understanding of these policies for our faculty. By doing so, we hope not only to enhance the quality of life for our tenured and tenure-track faculty, but also to attract prospective faculty who are well-suited to our community.
In addition to policies, the Sloan committee concentrated on revising the governance guide as well as conducted a study to determine how faculty work load affects faculty capability of achieving balance. In a variety of ways, we have dedicated ourselves to promoting flexibility at Albright College. Some of our initiatives include: the creation and updating of flexibility policies, implementation of the COACHE survey for tenure-track faculty, revision of our phased retirement plan, improvement of our First-Year Mentoring Program and revision of our course load system.
To view our Sloan Application, click here.