ERIC Number: EJ1036819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Managing the Process: The Intradepartmental Networks of Early-Career Academics
Pifer, Meghan J.; Baker, Vicki L.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n4 p323-337 Aug 2013
This article relies on data from surveys and interviews to explore the networking behaviors and strategies of early-career faculty members within the contexts of their academic departments. Findings suggest that faculty members' approaches to interactions and relationships with colleagues may be conceptualized according to a continuum of behavior, based on their political awareness of interactions and their strategic engagement in them, interactions as a means of impression management, the cultivation of relationships for symbolic inclusion in networks, and the presence of functional patterns in network. The article concludes with recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Departments, Interaction, Interprofessional Relationship, Collegiality, Change Strategies, Social Cognition, Teacher Behavior
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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