ERIC Number: ED306839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recruitment and Retention of Faculty, "An Imperiled National Resource."
Davis, George H.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' (ABOR) Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, this document discusses a survey on faculty recruitment and retention in Arizona's public universities. The importance of faculty, the projected nationwide shortage of faculty, and recruitment projections for the Arizona universities are explained. Faculty members at the universities were asked what factors are real advantages to the institution in the recruitment and retention of good faculty and what factors are obstacles in the way of successful recruitment and retention. Survey results are noted in regard to: quality of life; character of the intellectual environment; support for teaching and research; salaries and the rewards system; and academic leadership. Six recommendations include the following: universities and ABOR should seek ways to accelerate the schedule of new building construction; universities should bring more commitment and resources to bear on the recruitment and retention of women and minority faculty; universities and ABOR should seek ways to increase the level of technical staff and capital equipment support; and universities should review classroom/laboratory remodeling procedures and practices. Tables and graphs are included. (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Competition, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Employment Patterns, Excellence in Education, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Institutional Survival, Labor Turnover, Leadership, Quality of Working Life, Research, State Universities, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona