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ERIC Number: ED420261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-14
Pages: 26
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Latino Faculty at Research Institutions in the Southwestern United States.
Guerrero, Janis K.
This study assessed the professional roles and research productivity of Latino academics at four research institutions in the southwestern U.S. Research focused on the academics' general productivity, professional roles, and motivations, as well as ethnicity-specific issues. Questionnaires sent to Latino faculty at the assistant, associate, and full professor level in a broad range of departments and academic programs yielded 123 usable surveys (response rate of 62 percent). Major findings included the following: (1) the largest group (40.8 percent) of Latinos were assistant professors, with the remaining evenly distributed between full and associate professorships; (2) the majority of respondents worked in liberal arts, education, and the professional graduate schools; (3) 35 percent of faculty devote 25 to 49 percent of their time each week to research; 41.6 percent devote a similar percentage to teaching; (4) the majority (64.1 percent) of Latino faculty devote 1 to 24 percent of their time to service; they are most likely to be active on their own campus rather than in their discipline at-large; and (5) 50.4 percent of faculty publish one to ten articles in refereed journals during their career, with 45.3 percent publishing or editing one to four books and monographs. (Contains 45 references.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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