ERIC Number: EJ1034389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Living in the Gray Zone: Faculty Views on University Striving and Implications for Practice
Gonzales, Leslie D.
Journal of Faculty Development, v27 n3 p36-43 Sep 2013
"Striving" is a concept that describes colleges and universities seeking to reposition themselves as more prestigious, often more research-focused institutions (O'Meara, 2007). The goal of this paper is to explore faculty members' views of a striving university context. My analysis revealed that faculty assigned both rewards and risks to striving and that these rewards and risks were pertinent to three issues that impact faculty work lives in some way. These issues include: accessibility; faculty roles and evaluation; and university-community connections.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Universities, Rewards, Risk, Teacher Role, Faculty Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Access to Education, Interviews, Online Surveys, Organizational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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