ERIC Number: ED119589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Research: Level of Activity and Choice of Area. Higher Education Panel Reports No. 29.
Atelsek, Frank J.; Gomberg, Irene L.
This survey on faculty involvement in research and the ability of faculty investigators to obtain support in research areas of their own choosing elicited information from doctorate-level departments in each of 16 selected science and engineering fields on: (1) the number of full-time doctorate faculty and the proportion of time they spend on research; (2) the number of faculty investigators who had external, separately budgeted research support; (3) the number of faculty investigators who received external support primarily for research outside their preferred areas; and (4) the factors influencing faculty investigators in their selection of externally sponsored research activities in nonpreferred areas. The sample was limited to institutions that granted doctorates in at least one science or engineering field in 1970-71 and that received $1 million or more from the Federal Government for research and development in FY 1974. Tables give a breakdown by field. Appendices provide the survey instrument. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Financial Support, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Research Needs, Sciences, Scientific Research, Surveys, Tables (Data), Working Hours
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, D.C. 20036 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.