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ERIC Number: ED420243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-878380-82-6
ISSN: ISSN-0884-0040
Assessing Faculty Publication Productivity: Issues of Equity. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 26, Number 2.
Creamer, Elizabeth G.
This report reviews the research literature on faculty publication productivity, with special emphasis on the ways in which gender is a factor in publishing productivity. An executive summary notes the following themes: (1) the existence of significant gender and race differences in publishing productivity; (2) the relationship of gender to traditional measures of publication quantity and quality; (3) possible reasons why relatively few faculty publish prolifically; (4) possible reasons why few women and minorities are among the prolific publishers; and (5) implications for practice. Chapter 1 describes patterns of faculty scholarly publishing productivity and how these vary by sex, race, and academic field. The second chapter reviews the evidence concerning the relationship between publication productivity and institutional rewards and how these vary by gender and race. A discussion of traditional measures of the quantity and quality of publication productivity appears in the third chapter. A summary of conceptual explanations for gender differences in publishing productivity, using the categories of individual characteristics, institutional factors, environmental factors, and the cumulative advantage perspective, is provided in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 examines these categories for prolific publishers. A summary of implications for practice and future research is presented in the last chapter. (Contains approximately 140 references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a digest of this report, see HE 031 292.