The Integrating the Boyer Model: An Executive Retreat is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Coulter Faculty Commons at Western Carolina University.
Among the first institutions in the country to adopt the Boyer Model across campus, Western Carolina University brings experience and vision as a leader in promoting institutional change that recognizes its faculty's broad range of scholarly activities. A 2007 article by Inside Higher Ed featured WCU's adoption of Boyer's Model to replace traditional measures of research, whih Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, called a significant shift. Organizations beyond the university recognize its efforts: In 2009 and 2010, Western Carolina was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest level of federal recognition for commitment to service and civic engagement. Servig as your facilitators, our faculty and administrators will apply their expertise in teh integration of Boyer's model as it pertains to the strategic goals of your institution.