ERIC Number: ED397728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Satisfaction Level of Faculty and Administrators Following Planned and Unplanned Budget Reductions. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.
Davis, Sandra L.; Chamberlin, Gary D.
Faculty (n=484) and administrators (n=189) at five public comprehensive universities that had experienced annual budget reductions of at least 10 percent were surveyed concerning their job satisfaction and reactions to the reduction process. Three institutions were identified as having used unplanned approaches, and two used planned approaches. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used and the data analyzed from six interactions of two population sets: faculty and administrators and planned and unplanned institutions. Analysis of satisfaction indicators showed that faculty, administrators, planned, and unplanned populations were generally satisfied with their jobs. The differences were in satisfaction with the process used to reduce the budget, especially between faculty and administrators, and not between institutions implementing planned and unplanned approaches. There was agreement between faculty and administrators on some essential budget reduction strategies and disagreement on others. Both groups generally agreed on the most desirable organizational approach to making budget reductions. Major differences were found on whether communication was adequate during the budget reduction process; administrators were much more satisfied with the communication provided. Faculty were more critical of communication at planned than unplanned institutions. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Budgeting, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, Faculty College Relationship, Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Communication, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, School Surveys, State Universities, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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