ERIC Number: ED414839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
[The Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards.]
Rice, R. Eugene
The Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards, a project of the American Association for Higher Education, reexamined faculty priorities and reward structures. The Forum sought to assist campuses interested in reexamining faculties' role in teaching, research, and service by addressing three interrelated problems during the three-year grant period: (1) defining roles and activities worthy of faculty time and energy, (2) developing a mechanism for assuring quality performance in these areas, and (3) dealing with bureaucratic forms of accountability and the "productivity agenda." The Forum framed and articulated an agenda; gathered educational leaders in national conferences; and pursued ways to reach a larger audiences. In addition to the national conference, the Forum stimulated smaller meetings, demonstration projects, networking, and publication. The first conference was attended by 564 campus leaders from 42 states and the District of Columbia; the second conference involved 634 participants; the third conference drew 858 participants, including 87 campus teams; conferees represented 14 institutions or systems. Its clearinghouse offers 158 campus documents from 39 states, as well as hundreds of articles; there have been over 800 requests for resources, speakers, and general information. (Contains 40 references). (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Agenda Setting, Clearinghouses, College Faculty, Conferences, Coordination, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Responsibility, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Information Sources, Job Satisfaction, Linking Agents, Noninstructional Responsibility, Professional Associations, Publications, Research Opportunities, Rewards, Scholarship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.