ERIC Number: ED348900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
New Faculty Survey Instrument.
National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
This publication is a survey to be used by institutions of higher education in the United States in creating a profile of new faculty. An introduction notes that this instrument was administered at 5 schools (2 liberal arts colleges, a community college, a comprehensive university, and a research university) and that 53 percent of the respondents were female and 22 percent non-Caucasian. It also reports that the results, combined with a follow-up interview, revealed: (1) that many institutions are hiring more women and minorities; (2) that most new faculty are content with their new place of employment; (3) that most new faculty are hired at age 38, and most earned their highest degree 8 years prior; (4) that many new faculty feel intense stress during their first few months on the job as they learn to deal with teaching, research, and family obligations; (5) that teaching experience and expectations vary greatly with new faculty at research institutions having the least teaching experience; and (6) that institutional and departmental support for new faculty varies greatly. The bulk of the document is the survey itself with brief general instructions. The survey contains sections on job satisfaction, work environment, self-perception, workload, and background and demographic information for a total of 41 items. (JB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Note: For a related protocol, see HE 025 721.