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ERIC Number: ED308776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Faculty Perceptions of the Institutional Environment: The Design and Implementation of a Faculty Survey. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Lyons, Linda
A survey was conducted of a college faculty of 253 to assess faculty attitudes toward governance, teaching, curriculum and students. A modified, abbreviated form of the Carnegie Foundation Faculty Survey was developed. The response rate was 67%. Results included the following: (1) 67% indicated that their writing had been published, or their creative work exhibited or performed, within the last 5 years; (2) 62% indicated that they had presented a paper or served on a panel in the last 5 years; (3) faculty participation in campus governance appeared to be substantial. Significant differences in the perceptions of the quality of the professional environment between faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Professional Studies and Education; and (4) ratings of the teaching role were more favorable than ratings of other aspects of the professional environment. Findings were compared to selected findings of the Carnegie Foundation 1984 Faculty Survey. Patterns of responses of the local faculty reflected those of the national groups in several areas, including ratings of their departments and institutions; however, professional commitments, participation in governance, and perceived departmental influence were greater for local faculty than for the national groups. Contains 18 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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