ERIC Number: ED368322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Promotion, Tenure and Beyond: Faculty Socialization as a Cultural Process. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 6.
Tierney, William G.; Rhoads, Robert A.
This monograph examines the importance of understanding faculty socialization as a cultural process in the context of the current changes urged on higher education. An opening section explores the links between culture and commitment and the importance of understanding such links in light of faculty diversity and other challenges. A second section examines the cultures of faculty life which include national, professional, disciplinary, and institutional cultures. A third section defines organizational socialization and faculty socialization and describes two general stages: anticipatory socialization (during undergraduate and particularly graduate study) and organizational socialization (during the early years as a faculty member). The fourth section looks at the new faculty member as a novice and discusses recruitment, selection, and early experiences. The next section looks at the ritual of the tenure and promotion process. The following section explores post-tenure socialization: the continuing socialization of senior faculty and their role in socializing others. The socialization of women and minority faculty is focused on next. The final section looks at implications for practice and argues that socialization can be managed for empowerment. An index is included. Appended are several brief descriptions of innovative faculty development ideas in practice. (Contains over 200 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Promotion, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Nontenured Faculty, Socialization, Tenure, Women Faculty
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($19).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.
Identifiers: Organizational Culture
Note: For a related digest, see HE 027 346. Title on title page is: Faculty Socialization as Cultural Process: A Mirror of Institutional Commitment.