ERIC Number: ED308786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
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Retaining Faculty: A Tale of Two Campuses. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Matier, Michael W.
A study was conducted to examine factors influencing the decisions of faculty who had opportunities to leave two universities. Particular attention is paid to the relative weight and importance faculty placed on the tangible, intangible, and non-work-related benefits of the incumbent and institution and the institution offering employment. The population consisted of 239 tenure-stream faculty, from whom 221 questionnaire responses were derived, representing a response rate of 64%. Follow-up interviews were conducted with 62% of the respondents. Results included the following: (1) a promotion in rank and/or administrative responsibilities was reported by 26 of the 59 faculty who chose to pursue their firm offer; (2) faculty at one of the campuses who chose to remain with the institution realized an average salary increase of 29%, while those who took a leave without pay received an average salary increase of 29%, and those who resigned averaged slightly more than 44%; and (3) less than half of the faculty interviewed at one of the campuses initiated search activities or were tendered more than one offer. Comparisons are drawn to previous studies of this genre, as well as between the urban and rural universities represented in the study. Contains 18 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois