ERIC Number: ED029617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting the Acquisition and Retention of College Faculty. Final Report.
Balyeat, Ralph E.
Employment satisfactions and dissatisfactions, with the accompanying levels of faculty morale and motivation, may be classified into 2 groups: those derived from the basic salary, and those derived from factors, practices and conditions not related to the salary, or so-called fringe benefits. This study was designed to identify and to quantitatively evaluate the importance of fringe benefit policies and practices, as well as other factors from which faculty members could derive satisfaction. The majority of faculty turnover was found to result from a cumulative dissatisfaction with general administrative policies and practices relating to facilities and faculty personnel policies that do not meet faculty needs, rather than from offers of more desirable positions. The study also revealed 57 factors relating to the institutional environment that could provide a high motivational influence upon a faculty member to either remain at his college or seek employment elsewhere, many of which could be implemented by an institution without substantial out of pocket cost. Among other things, each institution should employ an administrator who is well qualified in the field of employee relations to formulate faculty personnel policies designed to provide optimum faculty satisfaction. The report contains 25 illustrative tables, a list of 12 conclusions, and another of 5 recommendations. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.