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ERIC Number: EJ1139966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
The Dynamic between Knowledge Production and Faculty Evaluation: Perceptions of the Promotion and Tenure Process across Disciplines
Jackson, J. Kasi; Latimer, Melissa; Stoiko, Rachel
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n3 p193-205 Jun 2017
This study sought to understand predictors of faculty satisfaction with promotion and tenure processes and reasonableness of expectations in the context of a striving institution. The factors we investigated included discipline (high-consensus [science and math] vs. low-consensus [humanities and social sciences]); demographic variables; and institutional support including mentoring, collegiality, work-life integration, and college commitment to faculty members' fields. High-consensus faculty members were less satisfied with promotion and tenure processes than were low-consensus faculty members (p < 0.01). Faculty members who were more satisfied with collegiality (p < 0.001) and with college commitment to their fields (p < 0.05) were more satisfied with promotion and tenure processes. Faculty members who were more satisfied with work-life integration and mentoring were more satisfied with reasonableness of expectations (p < 0.05).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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