ERIC Number: ED338131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Good Place to Work: Sourcebook for the Academic Workplace.
Austin, Ann E.; And Others
This sourcebook provides substantive ideas for private liberal arts colleges interested in assessing, enhancing, and maintaining the quality of the academic workplace. Additionally, it responds to some of the current trends affecting American higher education involving faculty worklife and development, problems associated with faculty shortages, and the important shifts that are taking place in the structure of work and worklife. The sourcebook is divided into two main sections: Section I contains 3 chapters focusing on ideas and strategies for strengthening the academic workplace and maintaining positive faculty morale; Section II includes 10 chapters, each a case study of a college where faculty morale is relatively high. The colleges are: College of Notre Dame (Maryland); College of Saint Scholastica (Minnesota); Eastern Mennonite College (Virginia); Gordon College (Massachusetts); Greenville College (Illinois); Lenoir-Rhyne College (North Carolina); Nebraska Wesleyan University; Simpson College (Iowa); Smith College (Massachusetts); and William Jewell College (Missouri); Chapters summarize key organizational factors characterizing colleges where faculty morale is positive; suggest ways to identify and assess the areas of strength and areas of concern in the college workplace; and offer specific ideas and practical strategies, organized around the key organizational factors, which a college might adapt. Among the appendices are an instrument used to assess administrators' views, an instrument helpful to those using the sourcebook to assess the academic workplace, and summary data from the Survey of Faculty Views of the Academic Workplace. A separate workbook, "The Academic Workplace Audit," is designed to accompany this sourcebook. (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Colleges, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Liberal Arts, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Quality of Working Life, Teacher Morale, Teacher Shortage, Trend Analysis, Universities, Work Environment
CIC Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($22.50, price includes audit workbook).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Charles E. Culpepper Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.