ERIC Number: ED172628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
Ethical and Economic Issues: Trustee Interest and Involvement in Academic Policies for Faculty Consulting, Overload Teaching and Intellectual Property Rights.
Marsh, Herbert W.; And Others
Governing board chairmen of 176 selected postsecondary institutions were surveyed to determine their levels of knowledge, involvement, and satisfaction concerning policies for extra-income-earning activities of the faculty. Such activities provide benefits to the faculty, the university, and to society, but potential conflicts of interest and problems in the use of salaried time and institutional resources have become increasingly apparent. The current survey, with a response rate of 63 percent, revealed that trustees have limited knowledge of policies existing at their institutions and have few plans for substantial future involvement. They also indicated that they are unwilling to delegate responsibility for policy development and implementation to administration, faculty, or students. Information was obtained on nine broad policy areas: internal load and overload, external activities, conflict of interest, production/use of educational materials, patents and inventions, continuing education/extension, salary reimbursement for externally-funded projects, Paid sabbatical leave, and computer usage. A sample questionnaire is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Conference Reports, Consultants, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Workload, Fringe Benefits, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Inventions, Material Development, Participant Satisfaction, Patents, Personnel Policy, Questionnaires, Role Conflict, Sabbatical Leaves, Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Trustees, Working Hours
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Office of Institutional Studies.
Identifiers: Conflict of Interest
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)