ERIC Number: ED387028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
New Faculty Departure at Five Institutions.
Barnhart, Brian T.; Bechhofer, Shoshanah
This study of factors leading to early departure from institutions of higher education used case studies of five newly hired faculty members who left their institutions with five matched (for cohort, institution, and department) newly hired peers who remained. Survey data were gathered from newly hired faculty at five institutions during the 1991 and 1992 academic years. A sub-sample of this group who left their hiring institutions (Leavers) was identified in the spring of 1994 and interviewed over the telephone as were the "peer matches.""Peer matches," faculty in the same cohort, institution, and department as Leavers, were interviewed by telephone in the fall/winter of the 1994-95 academic year. Comparison of the pairs of leavers and matches found: (1) leavers believed more strongly that research success was more rewarded by their institutions than teaching success; (2) leavers perceived their institution's expectations for time spent on teaching to be lower than other respondents while spending less time teaching than their peer matches; (3) leavers gave less credence to feedback received from colleagues and chairs on both teaching and research; (4) leavers rated the fair treatment of female and minority faculty at their institutions lower than other respondents; (5) 40 percent of leavers reported some form of discrimination at their hiring institution; and (6) leavers reported having more control over their professional lives after leaving their hiring institution. (Contains 15 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, College Environment, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Ethnic Discrimination, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Publish or Perish Issue, Research, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A