ERIC Number: ED360906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
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Faculty Productivity Reporting Systems in Research Universities. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
Cooper, Pamela A.; Hensley, Oliver D.
This study identified the existence, types, related procedures, and use of faculty productivity reporting systems currently used by institutions of higher education involved in externally-funded research. Institutional research officers at 200 institutions of higher education were surveyed in an effort to characterize the existing productivity reporting systems of these institutions. These were institutions with the highest levels of total, separately budgeted, science/engineering research and development expenditures. A total of 83 administrators responded. The survey instrument requested information concerning institutional procedures for the methods, frequency, and use of information obtained through faculty productivity reports. Copies of the related institutional policies, procedures, and reports also were requested. Results indicated that the use of faculty productivity reporting systems occurs much less frequently than the federally-mandated systems. Only 68.7 percent of the responding institutions indicated that a formal, periodic method of reporting faculty productivity exists, and of these institutions, 83.6 percent require the reports to be submitted by all faculty. The productivity reports are typically used for internal activities such as tenure evaluation, promotion and merit evaluations and raises, and less frequently for budgeting and planning purposes. There is generally little attempt to correlate faculty productivity measures with financial data. (Contains nine references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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