ERIC Number: ED139318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Institutional Faculty Growth and Development Dynamics.
Towne, Violet A.; Simerly, Robert C.
The concept of planning for the most effective utilization of faculty resources in higher education is beginning to receive prominent attention. Factors contributing to the current interest include decreased mobility for faculty, pressures for accountability, accent on student learning, research on faculty members, and concerns for integrating the individual and the organization. The research design presented in this 1973 paper expands on R. G. Simerly's design in an attempt to study various dimensions of faculty growth and development, and also investigates the process components of the personal, professional, and organizational dimensions of faculty members' roles. The purpose of the study is to gain new insights into the factors that contribute to or stand in the way of the professional growth and development of academicians. It is anticipated that an improved understanding of the interaction between professional faculty members and universities will be helpful to institutional researchers, administrators, and faculty members who are interested in designing environments that lead to the maximization of all institutional resources, especially faculty members. (Author/JMF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 9, 1977)