ERIC Number: ED365193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-6
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Tenured Faculty Perspectives of Intra-system Transfers: Is There Life after a Campus Closing? ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Hanna, Kathryn L.; Swain, Shirley
This study examined the near-term impact of the closing of the University of Minnesota's Waseca (UMW) campus on the tenured faculty who transferred to other University of Minnesota campuses. Eleven faculty members who had transferred to two campuses were interviewed approximately 5 to 8 months following their transfers. Interviewees tended to be in their 40s and 50s and chose new positions which were quite different from their UMW assignments. Several themes emerged from the interviews including the transition process, the type of impact the transfer had on the individual's professional career and personal life, the acceptance of the faculty member into the new unit, the adaptation to a 4-year comprehensive/research institution, and the feelings about the closing itself. Among nine conclusions were the following: (1) when there is systemwide tenure, placement is facilitated when salary lines move with the faculty member; (2) direct system-based help in the form of education/retraining money, office relocation assistance, and moving allowances facilitate a smooth transition; and (3) prospective relocation departments need to be part of a clear well-articulated process. (Contains nine references.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting; University of Minnesota Waseca
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (18th, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4-7, 1993).