ERIC Number: ED352907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
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Institutional Market Places and Faculty Attrition: The Realities for Professors at One Research University. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Amey, Marilyn J.
This study developed a descriptive profile of an institutional academic marketplace reflecting differences in mobility across rank, disciplines and gender over a 10-year period at one research university. Because the study focused on faculty attrition, data analysis examined reasons for departure by rank, gender and discipline. Data sources included a variety of institutional records including initial appointment information, annual promotion and tenure reports, and termination/resignation reports. Analysis of these data found that salary, retirement, professional advancement and institutional issues were the most frequent reasons cited overall for faculty leaving this institution. Trends according to rank showed that full professors were most likely to leave for reasons of professional advancement and difficulties with the university, while associate professors, excluding salary, were most likely to leave for issues related to the balance of teaching and research. Tenure and tenure related concerns were the reasons for departure given by the largest percentage of assistant professors as well as salary. Results also showed that women left for salary reasons but also for personal reasons and for institutional issues rather than tenure related issues. (Contains 11 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Nontenured Faculty, Research Universities, Salaries, School Holding Power, Sex Differences, Teacher Persistence, Teaching (Occupation), Tenure, Tenured Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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