Here are just a few examples of academic goals that can be advanced, one small step at a time Each one would make sense as a way to focus faculty attention on LTAs.
Saving faculty time. In an era when workloads are increasing for many faculty, it makes sense to look for LTAs that a) can reduce time spent in burdensome, unfulfilling ways or b) reduce time needed to carry out fulfilling activities.
Implementing Chickering and Gamson's 'seven principles of good practice in undergraduate education.' These principles represent a summary of decades of educational research about the kinds of improvements in teaching and learning activities that usually improve outcomes. They seem likely to improve retention as well.
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