ERIC Number: ED161359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
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Faculty Productivity: Behavioral Considerations. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Romney, Leonard C.; Bogen, Gerald K.
Based on the assumption that behavioral aspects of faculty productivity are often not considered in development efforts, it is proposed that data collection to support the enhancement of faculty productivity should account for the behavioral dimension. Research concerning faculty productivity is reviewed, and it is concluded that the entire work environment must be considered in order to affect productivity. To enhance productivity, consideration should be given to the needs and skills of the individual, the goals and structure of the institution, the demands upon the faculty member from his environment, and the specific nature of the task(s) to be accomplished. Faculty productivity enhancement efforts are best characterized as contingency programs, dependent upon the unique interactions of task, organization, individual, and environment. Dimensions of faculty productivity are examined using a modified version of the Nemiroff-Ford Conceptual Contingency Model. A comprehensive information structure that could be used as the basis for data collection efforts related to faculty productivity is outlined. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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