ERIC Number: ED451754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-18
Post Tenure Socialization: How Female & Male Faculty Experience Promotion to Full Professor. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Gaffney, Maureen A.
This paper outlines a proposed study of the academic promotion process by obtaining the faculty perception of the process through descriptions of their experiences. The primary area of concern is the promotion of female associate professors to the status of full professor. The conceptual framework of the study is predicated on four bodies of literature: (1) values, beliefs, and attitudes as determinants of social behavior and change; (2) the process of organizational socialization and its tactics; (3) the conception of a bureaucratic form of authority; and (4) a critique of the bureaucratic organization as a gender-neutral environment. A basic conceptual framework was developed that included organizational culture, individual characteristics, and the promotion process. The promotion process will be studied at three Research I universities drawn from Big Ten institutions. Within the three institutions, researchers will interview faculty members from three disciplines with varying gender representations: engineering, education, and business. The total sample will consist of 48 faculty members who had been reviewed for full professorship within the last 2 years. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Written with Edward S. Lubimescu, Damitry Suspitsin, Sara Terheggen, Xing Zhou, and Carol Colbeck. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) (25th, Sacramento, CA, November 16-19, 2000).