ERIC Number: ED323904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Senior Faculty Careers and Personal Development: A Survey.
Armour, Robert; And Others
A total of 1,135 senior faculty from 6 institutions of higher education responded to a questionnaire designed to determine the relationships between personal and career development for senior college faculty and the similarities and differences in satisfaction among faculty from various disciplines. Responses from the questionnaire showed that aging faculty remain internally controlled, vital, and productive while being active in areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Level of satisfaction was not shown to vary significantly by race, gender, or academic discipline. Senior faculty did not want to give up their jobs and leave academia, and most did not want to leave their present institutions. Senior faculty also tended to rate their abilities as high in teaching, scholarship, and service; felt more vital and committed to their work than ever before; and would choose an academic career if they could make the decision again. Additionally, recognition from administrators was found to be a good predictor of faculty satisfaction. Faculty profiles were developed for major disciplines. Contains 20 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989). For related document, see HE 023 759.