ERIC Number: ED235702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
The Importance of Professional Activity to Personnel Decisions for Medical Technologists in Academia.
Miller, Sharon; Kimball, Olive M.
Criteria related to merit evaluations of medical technology faculty were evaluated, based on a survey of members of the American Society for Medical Technology's scientific section on education. Questionnaire responses were obtained from 27 academic institutions. Criteria included publications, institutional committee activity, research, clinical practice, and involvement in professional organizations. The effects of institution size, type, and level as well as program administrative placement within the institution were studied. There were some differences that related to institutional size, but generally, requirements for positive personnel decisions paralleled those of the liberal arts and sciences faculty: research and publication. The need for additional requirements of professional practice and for activity within a professional organization were apparent. It is concluded that medical technology faculty who must maintain professional competence along with the standard teaching and service responsibilities have less available time for traditional scholarly activities that are rewarded with positive personnel decisions. A questionnaire is appended. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Decision Making, Employment Practices, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Medical Technologists, Personnel Policy, Productivity, Promotion (Occupational), Publications, Questionnaires, Research, Scholarship, Teacher Participation, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (Los Angeles, CA, June, 1983).