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ERIC Number: ED348901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
New Faculty Interview Protocol.
National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
This document is a protocol for interviewing new faculty to be used in conjunction with a new faculty survey as part of a project to create a profile of new faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. An introduction reports that the survey had been distributed to 5 schools (2 liberal arts colleges, a community college, a comprehensive univesity, and a research university) and that researchers used the protocol to interview 40 percent of those responding. The results of the interview combined with the survey revealed that: (1) many institutions are hiring more women and minorities; (2) most new faculty are content with their new place of employment, (3) most new faculty are hired at age 38, and most earned their highest degree 8 years prior; (4) many new faculty feel intense stress during their first few months on the job as they learn to deal with teaching, research, and family obligations; (5) teaching experience and expectations vary greatly with new faculty at research institution having the least teaching experience; and (6) institutional and departmental support for new faculty varies greatly. The bulk of the document is the protocol itself with brief general instructions to the interviewer. The interview covers the hiring process, faculty and institutional support, students, instruction, and teaching norms. Also included are two copies of a participant consent form. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
Note: For a related survey, see HE 025 720.