ERIC Number: ED468168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Working Group on Faculty Attraction and Retention.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
In July 2001, the Alberta Ministry of Learning established a working group to make recommendations on improving Alberta's ability to attract and retain faculty. This report presents the findings of this group's evaluation of the ability of the province's postsecondary institutions to attract and retain college faculty. The working group identified a broad range of factors that influenced the ability of postsecondary institutions to attract and hold faculty. These included supply and demand, the fiscal and economic environments, quality of life issues, system policies and goals, institutional characteristics, supporting infrastructure, and personal and professional needs. The working group concludes that, while the provinces current framework for helping institutions attract and retain faculty does recognize this complexity, it needs to be responsive to a wider range of factors. Recommendations focus on enhancing investment, results, competitive positioning, pension portability, employment flexibility, collaboration, supply and demand, marketing, and interjurisdictional coordination. Six appendixes provide supplemental information, including a discussion of what other jurisdictions are doing. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Personnel Management, Quality of Working Life, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Business Policy and Analysis, Adult Learning Division, Alberta Learning, 11th Floor, Commerce Place, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4L5, Canada. Tel: 780-415-4865; Tel: 310-0000 (Toll Free); Fax: 780-422-3688. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/pubstats/AdultLearn/FacultyRetention.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada