ERIC Number: ED288418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Change in the Academic Marketplace: A Study of Faculty Mobility in the 1980s.
Burke, Dolores Lewis
Internal and external organizational influences on faculty mobility were studied during the 1985-1986 academic year. The investigation, which was designed as a replication of a 1958 study of the academic marketplace by Caplow and Reece, involved interviews with department heads, colleagues of departed faculty members, and new appointees at six major research universities. Attention is directed to: the faculty search process, including the origination and definition of the faculty position, the initial search, screening procedures, and the role of affirmative action in the search. Also considered is the selection process and the difference between selection procedures and criteria for junior and senior faculty members, as well as the impact of a junior appointment on the department, the circumstances of the offer and acceptance, and certain special cases encountered in the study. Termination is also addressed, including dismissal, resignation, retirement, and death. The destination of departing faculty members and the reasons for and impact of their departure are also assessed. Market and institutional strategy are analyzed, and data are presented on market characteristics and participants. The interview schedule is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Winner of the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (1987).