About the Author
ROBERT M. DIAMOND is research professor of education at Syracuse University and president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership. He was formerly assistant vice chancellor, director to the Center for Instructional Development, and professor of instructional design, development and evaluation, and higher education at Syracuse University, where he directed the National Project on Institutional Priorities and Faculty Reward funded by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching, the Fund Improvement of Post–secondary Education, and Lilly Endowment, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He coauthored the 1987 National Study of Teaching Assistants, the 1992, 1994, and 1996 national Studies on the Perceived balance Between research and Undergraduate Teaching, and was responsible for the design and implementation of Syracuse University's award-winning high school/college transition program, Project Advance. He also co-directed the Syracuse University Focus on Teaching Project. Dr. Diamond has published extensively and is a consultant to colleges and universities throughout the world. His publications include Aligning Faculty Reward with Institutional Mission: Statements, Policies and Guidelines (1999), Serving on Promotion, tenure, and faculty Review Committees: A faculty Guide (2002), and Designing & Assessing Courses & Curricula: A Practical Guide (1997). He is editor of Field Guide to Academic Leadership (2002) and co-editor of the two-volume The Disciplines Speak (1995 & 2000).