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ERIC Number: ED222143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Faculty-Ranked Importance in the 1970's of Pay-Promotion Criteria.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The views of 1,105 faculty members at seven diverse colleges and universities relating to pay-promotion criteria were surveyed. In addition, the parallel-perceptions inquiry enabled comparison of the views of 36 Harcum Junior College faculty and those of 1,069 faculty representing large, medium, and small colleges, both public and private. Findings are as follows: virtually all of the faculty stated that teaching effectiveness should be a major factor in faculty pay-promotion decisions; a majority thought that teaching effectiveness should be more important in pay and promotion matters than they perceived it to be in actual practice; a majority of the Harcum group perceived only seniority to be very important in actual pay-promotion decisions, whereas a majority of the non-Harcum respondents perceived only research and scholarly activity to be very important; a majority of both groups in their preferred and perceived evaluations rated community service as not important as a criterion for a pay-incentive plan; and among Harcum faculty, effectiveness as a teacher was the only criterion about which both the Harcum and non-Harcum faculty felt dissatisfaction, and seniority was the only criterion free from expressed dissatisfaction. Of the five criterion elements considered, four were ranked by the majority as very important for pay-promotion decisions: effectiveness as a teacher; research and scholarly activity; school service; and seniority. A sample questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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