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ERIC Number: ED012509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR PROFESSIONALS IN TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
WALLIN, HERMAN ARNOLD
TWO 2-YEAR COLLEGES, ONE WITH AND ONE WITHOUT A MERIT INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR SALARY AND STATUS ADVANCEMENT, WERE COMPARED IN TERMS OF FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL GOALS. THE TWO COLLEGES WERE SIMILAR IN EVERY RESPECT EXCEPT FOR THEIR ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM. THE MERIT COLLEGE (MC) USED FACULTY ACADEMIC TITLES AND PROMOTED FACULTY MEMBERS ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM HIGHER ECHELON FACULTY MEMBERS BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL'S PERFORMANCE OF DUTY. THE NONMERIT COLLEGE (NMC) LABELED EVERYONE "INSTRUCTOR," USED AUTOMATIC ANNUAL SALARY INCREMENTS, AND HAD NO FORMALLY INSTITUTIONALIZED ALLOCATION OF REWARDS AND PENALTIES. BOTH COLLEGES HAD TWO BASIC INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES--(1) COUNSELING STUDENTS AND (2) PROVIDING CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THE COMMUNITY. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THAT (1) 67 PERCENT OF THE MC'S STAFF PARTICIPATED IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, WHEREAS ONLY 54 PERCENT OF NMC'S STAFF DID SO, (2) "MOONLIGHTING" WAS DONE BY 75 PERCENT IN NMC AND BY ONLY 46 PERCENT IN MC, AND (3) STUDENT COUNSELING WAS NAMED AS A REGULAR WEEKLY ACTIVITY BY 41 PERCENT OF THE MC STAFF AND BY ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THE NMC STAFF. IN GENERAL, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE INCENTIVE FOR FACULTY PURSUIT OF INSTITUTIONAL GOALS IS GREATER IN COLLEGES WITH A MERIT ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PACIFIC SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (VANCOUVER, CANADA, APRIL 8, 1966). (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Victoria); Canada; Oregon (Eugene); VANCOUVER