ERIC Number: ED225620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Faculty Perception of the Implementation of the Articulated Faculty Concept. Self-Study Report No. 3. Institutional Research Series 1981.
Zimmerman, Woodford W.
In 1975 and 1981, surveys were conducted at the Lima regional campus of Ohio State University (OSU) to determine the perceptions of tenured and nontenured faculty with regard to the articulated faculty concept, whereby regional campus instructors are fully affiliated with academic departments at the OSU central campus. Faculty were asked to indicate: (1) the level of their understanding of the concept; (2) the extent to which certain benefits were associated with the articulated faculty concept (i.e., prestige; salary benefits; professional interaction with central campus staff; professional contacts at state and national levels; encouragement and support in teaching, research/creative work, and professional service; assistance in securing materials; and future professional mobility); (3) the importance of each benefit; and (4) the ideal and existing weights given to teaching, research, and service in the promotion and tenure process. Responses from 22 tenured and 15 nontenured faculty to the 1981 survey revealed a high degree of understanding of the articulated faculty concept. Prestige, encouragement and support in research and creative work, professional interaction with departmental colleagues, and national-level professional contacts were strongly associated with the concept. Tenured and nontenured groups felt that the relative weights of teaching, research, and service should be altered in the promotion and tenure process. Comparisons with 1975 findings and the questionnaire are included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ. Lima Campus. Office of Institutional Research.