ERIC Number: ED467020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Adult Work Motivation for Involvement in Shared Governance Activities among Faculty Senate Leaders.
Miller, Michael T.
Higher education institutions rely increasingly on their faculty to create, implement, and validate administrative decisions. As a result, the position of faculty governance body leader provides a meaningful example of the type of faculty member who becomes involved in campus activities outside the normal workload. This study examined the work motivation of college faculty relative to campus governance activities. Data were collected as part of the 5-year National Data Base on Faculty Involvement in Governance. Responses were received from 84 faculty senate leaders. Faculty, through self-ratings were found to be motivated to become involved in extra work activities by feelings of empowerment, responsibility, and the importance of the decision making. Faculty leaders also identified characteristics of an ideal governance structure, rating the empowerment to question policy and early involvement in decision making as among the most desirable characteristics. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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