ERIC Number: ED236127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Career in the Academy: New Professors in Education. SPE Monograph Series 1983.
Mager, Gerald M.; Myers, Betty
This monograph contains a research report entitled, "Developing a Career in the Academy: New Professors in Education," by Gerald M. Mager and Betty Myers and two reactions to that report, "An Old Professor on New Professors: A Response to Mager and Myers," written by Gerald M. Reagan and "Commentary" by Roger G. Baldwin. An interest in what happens to beginning professors in the field of education was the motivation for the study, which was begun in 1979. The purpose of the study was to gain better understanding of new education professors' work. Three questions were investigated: (1) How do new professors spend their time with respect to their job-related work? (2) Are there some kinds of work new professors believe they should spend more time doing? and (3) What insights do new professors have about their jobs and themselves in the professoriate? The sample was selected from doctoral graduates of 14 highly ranked colleges of education. A six-item questionnaire was constructed to survey the new professors' uses of time and was filled out by 191 professors in 1979; the questionnaire was revised and readministered in 1981 and 1982 to members of the original group. Included in the report are conclusions based on questionnaire analysis, 14 tables, and a list of references. (JMK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Noninstructional Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Load, Time Management
Society of Professors of Education, c/o Dr. George V. Guy, College of Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 ($3.00 per copy to 10 copies; $2.50 per copy beyond 10 copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of Professors of Education, Washington, DC.