ERIC Number: ED287438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Faculty as a Key Resource. A Review of the Research Literature.
Blackburn, Robert; And Others
Higher education research on faculty and psychological and sociological literature on professionals at work in organizations are reviewed in order to determine, as part of a 5-year project, why faculty behave as they do. The survey is seen as a conceptual guide for understanding the multidimensional factors involved. The results of the analysis of the literature survey are presented in five major sections covering: (1) works by well-known commentators on faculty; (2) faculty goals, the tripartite division of faculty work functions, and faculty allocation of effort; (3) the teaching role, particularly empirical evidence of the relative effectiveness of college classroom methods and styles, assessment of teaching quality, relationships between instructional performance and student learning, and rewards of teaching; (4) faculty research review; (5) theoretical constructions from psychological and sociological research that suggest alternative approaches to understanding how faculty experience their work; and (6) selected results that suggest trends and needs for future research and theory. Ten pages of references are included. (LB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Research, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Quality of Working Life, Research Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Work Environment
NCRIPTAL, Suite 2400 School of Education Building, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2749 (Technical Report No. 86-D-001.0, $10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI.
Note: From the NCRIPTAL Program on Faculty as a Key Resource.