ERIC Number: ED469492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Determining Publication Productivity and Grant Activity among Science Faculty at Surveyed Institutions. Academic Excellence: A Study of the Role of Research in the Natural Sciences at Undergraduate Institutions. Special Report.
Research Corp., Tucson, AZ.
Data from nearly 3,000 faculty in the natural sciences at 133 predominantly undergraduate colleges and universities show significant discipline- and gender-based differences in peer-reviewed publications produced. This study was part of a larger examination of the role of research in the natural sciences at undergraduate institutions. Faculty in the less populated disciplines have a higher publication rate than do faculty in the traditional natural science disciplines. Women publish less frequently than men in all disciplines except neuroscience. Another findings is that, as might be expected, publication productivity increases with rank. The population of faculty who reported their publications also reported their external grant activities. In all categories but Environmental Science Departments, women have more grant dollars per faculty member per year, and they received more grants. Another interesting finding is that the per capita grant outcome in Chemistry is smaller than in any other discipline in the natural sciences. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Grants, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Productivity, Publications, Research, Scholarly Writing, Sex Differences, Undergraduate Students, Writing for Publication
For full text: http://www.rescorp.org/AE_rpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Corp., Tucson, AZ.
Note: Derived from "Academic Excellence: The Sourcebook" published by the Research Corporation in 2001, and now out of print. Some sections of the sourcebook available at http://www.rescorp.org.