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ERIC Number: ED443342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 37
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Rewarding Faculty Professional Service. Working Paper.
O'Meara, KerryAnn
This paper examines the process of rewarding college faculty for professional service, and is based on data from an American Association for Higher Education forum on faculty roles and rewards, as well numerous college and university promotion and tenure documents and faculty handbooks. These data were examined in relationship to current research and literature on faculty professional service. Results uncovered best practices in only 26 institutions (which are referenced in the paper). Sections of the paper present a history of faculty professional service in higher education; discuss rewarding faculty professional service through the promotion and tenure system; define faculty professional service; review ways to document faculty professional service; list primary and secondary criteria for assessing the quality and scholarship of faculty professional services; define two groups who can be appropriately used to evaluate faculty professional service (clients/community leaders/peers and faculty/committee members); and discuss alternative ways of rewarding faculty professional service. An annotated list of 27 faculty promotion and tenure documents is appended. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Graduate College of Education, W/2/143-06, Boston, MA 02125-3393; Tel: 617-287-7740; Fax: 617-287-7747; e-mail:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. New England Resource Center for Higher Education.