ERIC Number: ED136729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-21
Reference Count: 0
Ethical and Economic Issues. An Interview Survey at Ten Universities.
Linnell, Robert H.; Marsh, Herbert W.
As part of a project concerning policies for those activities that university administrators, faculty, or professional staff may engage in for additional income above their normal full-time salaries, this study's objectives were to determine (1) what policies existed and (2) the extent to which policies or lack of them were considered satisfactory. A one-hour structured interview was designed, tested, and used with 30 faculty and administrators at 10 different universities. Twenty-five interviews were sufficiently complete to use in the analysis. The interview items, all relating to income above basic contract salary (economic issues) and potential loss of academic freedom or conflict-of-interest (ethical issues) included: (1) load and overload (including consulting), (2) property rights for inventions and educational material, (3) salaries for sabbatical leaves and time spent on sponsored projects, (4) continuing education, (5) fringe benefits, and (6) codes relating to ethical behavior and conflict-of-interest. Since this study is complex and involves a limited number of institutions and individuals, no final conclusions can be made, but the results suggest major problem areas and some directions for further work. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Consultants, Copyrights, Economic Factors, Faculty Workload, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Income, Interviews, Job Enrichment, Moral Values, Part Time Employment, Professional Continuing Education, Sabbatical Leaves, Salaries, Values
Office of Institutional Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Office of Institutional Studies.
Note: Presented at the Annual Academic Planning Conference (2nd, University of Southern California Office of Institutional Studies, Los Angeles, California, January 19-21, 1977)