ERIC Number: ED096917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
USC (University of Southern California) Faculty: Their Views of the University.
During the fall 1973 semester, a sample of University of Southern California (USC) faculty received a confidential questionnaire covering a broad range of topics regarding their relationship with the University. A sample of faculty from the graduate professional schools were asked to respond to the subsection of the questionnaire exploring their opinions on administrative policies and practices. Self-ratings of the amount of interest they have in various aspects of the professional job rather effectively dispel the oft expressed dichotomy of the teacher and the researcher. Even those with only a moderate interest in teaching have a strong sense of obligation to their students. Many of the faculty are quite isolated from each other and from the administration. Their loyalties are to their students and their departmental colleagues. The majority of the faculty believe USC is a fairly good place to be and expect that any changes that may occur in the next few years will be for the better. The faculty do not feel that their lot is improved by making contributions in the areas they perceive to be valued at USC. They express a desire for some order to uniformity of policies, particularly in personnel practices. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Office of Institutional Studies.