ERIC Number: ED336015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Health Center Faculty at Work. AIR 1991 Annual Forum Paper.
This paper extends part of a study conducted by the National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning on perceptions of college faculty members regarding their work. This study extends the analysis to include the attitudes of faculty at an academic health center (the University of Mississippi Medical Center). The study used a modified version of the "Faculty at Work" instrument containing questions in the areas of: (1) attributes of valued faculty members; (2) faculty influence on matters important to their work; and (3) perceptions of the campus environment. Responses by 250 faculty members (a 50% response) were compared to those in the original study. The study found no relationship between the rankings of academic health center faculty and liberal arts faculty; no relationship in the rankings of the values and attitudes characteristic of valued faculty members; far more emphasis given to publishing as important for the liberal arts faculty; similarity in valued personality characteristics; significant differences between the two groups on items involving the campus environment; and significant differences between groups in the perception of degree of faculty influence over various outcomes. Results suggest the existence of a separate culture of academic health center faculty. Includes 10 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; University of Mississippi Medical Center
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (31st, San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 1991).