ERIC Number: ED481703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) 2001-02 Faculty Survey.
Researchers surveyed faculty from North Dakota's 11 public higher education institutions to investigate the general characteristics of faculty members, whether they differed by institution, and how they compared to faculty at similar institutions nationwide. A total of 788 faculty members completed the University of California Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute's national survey in the spring of 2002. Results indicated that North Dakota faculty at doctoral, four-year, and two-year institutions expressed greater satisfaction about teaching and spent more time in the classroom than did their national peers. However, they were less satisfied than peers nationally with some aspects of their jobs, such as salary and fringe benefits, which was considerably below national norms. While faculty satisfaction with the availability of child care was considerably lower at North Dakota four-year and two-year institutions, it was noticeably higher at North Dakota doctoral institutions. Despite faculty commitment toward multiculturalism, all three types of institutions reported lower percentages for all non-white backgrounds, indicating there is little progress being made toward diversifying faculty. Overall, the number one personal goal expressed by all North Dakota University System faculty was to be a good teacher and for students to develop the ability to think clearly. Nine appendixes contain numerous supplemental tables of data. (Contains 16 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, School Age Day Care, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries
North Dakota University System, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 215, Bismarck, ND 58505-0230. Tel: 701-328-2960; Fax: 701-328-2961; Web site: http://www.ndus.nodak.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ. System, Bismarck.