ERIC Number: ED101785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
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Faculty Perceptions of Institutional Characteristics as Revealed through the "Institutional Functioning Inventory."
Dumont, Richard G.
In May 1974, the Institutional Functioning Inventory (IFI), which measures individual and collective perceptions or orientations of respondents concerning institutional functions generally agreed to be important in the context of higher education in contemporary American society, was administered to a "stratified-volunteer-quota" sample of the staff of Alfred State College. The sample consisted of 15 from the administration, 14 from the Division of Student Affairs, and 65 from the six academic divisions. Compared with the IFI normative group, the academic faculty in the Alfred State College sample scored their institution higher on the Democratic Governance, Concern for Innovation, Meeting Local Needs, and Institutional Esprit scales; slightly lower on the Undergraduate Learning, Self-Study and Planning, Human Diversity, and Freedom scales; and notably lower on the Intellectual-Aesthetic Extracurriculum, Concern for Improvement of Society, and Concern for Advancing Knowledge scales. Despite some noteworthy differences, interinstitutional comparison showed the profiles for administration, student affairs, and academic faculty to be similar. The profiles for each of the six academic divisions were also similar. Some differences within the academic faculty were noted based on age, years of service, and rank. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Alfred. Agricultural and Technical Coll.