ERIC Number: ED393358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Research on Faculty: Seeking New Ways to Communicate about the Academic Life of Faculty. Results from the Forum Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, the Association for Institutional Research, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Conference Report (Washington, D.C., January 10-11, 1994).
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This publication reports on a 1994 forum on integrating research on college and university faculty and presents the commissioned papers and findings of the forum along with references to relevant research on faculty. A description of the forum notes that it addressed the lack of integration in current policy discussions about college and university faculty and that the forum concluded that there was a need for a thorough set of resources describing current research on faculty as well as some guidelines supporting the choice of data and the application of findings to policy questions about faculty. Key issue areas addressed by the forum were: the essence of being "faculty"; faculty demographics and diversity; faculty vitality; and faculty as institutional asset. The papers are: (1) "Integrating Research on Faculty" (Meredith Ludwig); (2) "Faculty Identity: Essential, Imposed, or Constructed?" (Estela Mara Bensimon); (3) "A Demographic Profile of Today's Faculty" (Helen S. Astin and Octavio Villalpando); (4) "Faculty Vitality in Higher Education" (Martin J. Finkelstein); (5) "The Impact of Higher Education's New Climate on Faculty Perceptions" (Robert Zemsky); (6) "Developing Faculty as an Asset in a Period of Change and Uncertainty" (Daniel T. Layzell and others); (7) "The Application of Data to Policy Questions About Faculty" (Jay L. Chronister and John W. Creswell); and (8) "Prospects for Integrating Research on Higher Education Faculty" (Laura Saunders). Most papers contain extensive references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Job Performance, Policy Formation, Productivity, Research Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.