ERIC Number: ED401842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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Faculty Productivity: A National Institutional Perspective.
Gullatt, David E.; Weaver, Sue W.
Accountability reports, using both qualitative and quantitative measures of higher education effectiveness, are being mandated by many state legislatures. To date, not enough is known about the components, measurement, and uses of summary data concerning faculty productivity at the higher education level. There are no universally accepted standards of academic performance for faculty at these institutions. The paper reports on a survey of United States institutions of higher learning regarding faculty productivity issues and attempts to develop from the data a pool of information regarding accountability that is reliable and generalizable across disciplines and institutions. Public and private institutions of higher learning (N=225) were sent institutional surveys and 50 public governing board surveys were sent to the Boards of Regents (or Trustees) for public institutions of higher learning of each state. Responses were received from 116 institutions in 45 states and from all 50 state governing boards. The paper describes survey findings about: (1) instruments of faculty productivity assessment; (2) major components of faculty productivity; (3) relationships between and among institutional categories; and (4) areas for future research. (Contains 24 references.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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