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ERIC Number: ED493476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-12
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Non-Traditional-Aged New Faculty: Characteristics, Tenure Prospects, and Satisfaction
Barber, Rebecca T.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, Apr 7-11, 2006)
As increasing numbers of adults return to school for advanced degrees, more non-traditional-aged new faculty are appearing in our institutions. These older adults, most of whom have had a distinct career before moving into teaching, face additional challenges above those of a new faculty member related to their age and prior professional experience. This study used the National Survey of Post-Secondary Faculty, first with the 1999 data and later with the 2004 data, to observe the differences between this non-traditional group and more traditional-aged new faculty, as well as to assess the satisfaction, success, and likelihood of achieving tenure for this group. (Contains 7 figures.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A