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ERIC Number: ED013801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT.
FINCHER, CAMERON
A REVIEW OF EARLIER STUDIES OF THE "FACTORS, CONDITIONS, AND SITUATIONS THAT IMPEDE OR FACILITATE RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY IN THE ACADEMIC SETTING" IS FOLLOWED BY THE FINDINGS OF A PILOT STUDY "TAPPING FACULTY OPINIONS AND BELIEFS CONCERNING RESEARCH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH IT IS CONDUCTED." 52 OF 81 FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS AT A SOUTHERN METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES RESPONDED TO A QUESTIONNAIRE. NEARLY HALF THE RESPONDENTS CONSIDERED RESEARCH AS IMPORTANT AS TEACHING AND ANOTHER TWO OUT OF FIVE THOUGHT IT MORE IMPORTANT. NEARLY ALL THOUGHT RESEARCH ACTIVITY A MAJOR INFLUENCE ON INSTITUTIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. ALTHOUGH A MAJORITY PERCEIVED THEMSELVES AS POSSESSING THE NECESSARY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES FOR RESEARCH, FEWER THAN HALF THOUGHT THEY WERE BETTER THAN AVERAGE IN PLANNING AND DEVELOPING RESEARCH PROJECTS. FEWER THAN ONE OUT OF THREE THOUGHT CONDUCTING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH A SOURCE OF REWARDS AT THEIR INSTITUTION AND MOST JUDGED THE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH AT THEIR INSTITUTION TO BE INADEQUATE. MORE THAN HALF GAVE PRIORITY TO BASIC RESEARCH, AND MANY HOPED THAT LOCAL FACILITIES FOR RESEARCH COULD BE IMPROVED. AREAS FOR FURTHER INQUIRY INTO FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF RESEARCH ARE SUGGESTED--FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE LOCAL FINDINGS OF THE PRESENT STUDY ARE PARALLELED IN OTHER TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
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