ERIC Number: ED338132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Academic Workplace Audit.
Austin, Ann E.; And Others
This book is designed to accompany "A Good Place to Work: Sourcebook for the Academic Workplace" and represents a tool for colleges interested in supporting faculty morale and the quality of the academic workplace. The Audit, developed from a study by the Council of Independent Colleges, is organized into nine sections, each one focusing on an important organizational factor. The first four sections deal with organizational factors of primary importance in regard to faculty morale and cover organizational culture, leadership, organizational promise and momentum, and institutional identification coupled with institutional diversity. The subsequent five sections address important issues pertaining to the quality of the academic workplace and the level of faculty morale including support for scholarship, faculty development, balance of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, the nature of colleagueship, and college-community relations. Each section of the Audit begins with a brief statement defining the particular organizational factor and providing the study findings. This statement is followed by a list of questions useful for stimulating and guiding discussion and examination of the organizational factor. Finally, each section ends with several open-ended statements to help focus ideas that emerge from use of the Audit questions. (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Colleges, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Quality of Working Life, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Morale, Teacher Shortage, Trend Analysis, Universities, Work Environment
CIC Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 (1-9 copies $5.00, more than 10 $3.00, with Sourcebook $26.00).
Publication Type: 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.
Note: For the companion sourcebook, see HE 024 972.