ERIC Number: ED350946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Faculty Morale Issue: A Determinant in UAF's Strategic Planning Process. A Report Prepared for the Strategic Planning Leadership. Report 92-9.
Gaylord, Thomas; Whitehead, John
This report presents the initial results of an open-ended faculty morale survey, sent to all University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) full-time faculty during the spring of 1992, and to determine the most important morale issues facing UAF. The report presents the summary results from both the morale issues analysis and the recommendations analysis. Overall, response rates (26 percent of those surveyed or 517 responses) are described in relation to the attributes of the full-time faculty who responded and with the attributes of the target population of all full-time faculty. Following this, six summary statistical tables on morale issues are organized according to the respondent characteristics outlined. Morale problems cited are grouped into the following categories: funding, administration, academic, compensation/employment, rural campus, communication, and external issue. The report shows that 84 percent (the highest percentage) of faculty citing at least one morale issue under one of the seven categories, targeted administration as the biggest offender; communication was targeted the least (10 percent). In addition, the report shows performance and accountability issues as the biggest morale problems under the administration category. The appendix provides the faculty survey. Thirty-nine recommendations are presented. Contains a 31-item bibliography. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks.