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ERIC Number: ED285445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 26
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Incentives for Advising.
Kramer, Howard C.
Motivations and incentives for advising are considered to help promote faculty members' sense of accomplishment and productivity. Intrinsic rewards and motivation are distinguished from extrinsic rewards for successful performance. A framework for viewing intrinsic rewards and motivation is considered that involves "possible selves" (i.e., views that faculty members' have about their potential). Possible selves are important because they function as incentives for future behavior and provide a context for the current view of self. Ways that the incentive value of advising might be increased for faculty are suggested, including: define the goals and measures of performance in the advising program and hold faculty accountable for reasonable achievement; renegotiate priorities rather than adding new performance expectations; individualize incentives; and allow the advisor the freedom to choose when and how to use the reward. A model of job characteristics and employee attitudes is considered to clarify the intrinsic nature of faculty members' work and the advising function. It is suggested that the values behind the advising role be addressed on campus and that faculty members be allowed to participate in management of the advising program. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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