ERIC Number: ED351980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Recruitment and Retention of Faculty in Roman Catholic Theological Seminaries.
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
This publication presents results of a four part study done of Roman Catholic seminary faculty and their recruitment and retention as well as historical background and extensive commentary. The study developed four surveys for seminary faculty, bishops, religious superiors, and seminary administrators, respectively. Of the instruments mailed to the selected populations, 235 faculty, 128 bishops, 121 religious superiors, and 38 administrators responded. A commentary section in two parts offers, first, the reflections of Robert J. Wister on the past and recent past of seminary establishment and administration as well as the transitions taking place in the last few decades and suggestions for the future and, second, the comments of Katarina Schuth on the working conditions at seminaries now and in the future. An executive summary of the study results offer profiles of the respondents and their responses. Further sections offer more detailed analysis of the study of the seminary faculty (profile of respondents, answers to an openended section of the survey, and the instrument and raw data), the studies of the bishops and religious superiors, and the study of seminary administrators' experiences hiring faculty. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Religious Education, Religious Organizations, Teacher Attitudes, Theological Education
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852 ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Roman Catholic Church