ERIC Number: ED315003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Perceptions of Publication Expectations in the Small College Setting: Have the Rules Changed?
Buzza, Bonnie Wilson
A survey was conducted to determine if faculty members at small colleges perceived a need to conduct research and to publish in order to have scholarship acknowledged for considerations of tenure, promotion, and merit pay at their institutions; how they felt speech communications compared with other disciplines in this need; and how they believed scholarship to be defined at their institutions. One hundred forty members of the Speech Communication Association Committee on Small College Speech programs received a copy of the survey. Survey results indicated the following: many faculty at small colleges perceived an increased need to conduct and publish research in order to have their scholarship acknowledged for tenure, promotion, and merit; the role of promotion and tenure committees, usually composed primarily of other faculty members, should be explored; and faculty members and deans need to better understand the role of research and publication at their respective institutions, because these factors can increase retention and professional advancement for faculty. A copy of the survey is appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Memorial Trust, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Wooster Coll., OH.
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Speech Communication Association (San Francisco, CA, November 1989).