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ERIC Number: EJ1155898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Filled with What? Leadership and Hope in the Faculty Senate
Smith, Everrett A.; Miller, Michael T.; Kacirek, Kit; Murry, John W., Jr.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v13 n2 p15-20 Fall 2013
The current study explored the theory of hope as a characteristic of individuals who engage in shared faculty governance, specifically addressing the question: What are the characteristics of faculty governance leaders, specifically their predispositions to have hopeful attitudes about their college campuses and administration? A survey was constructed around the Trait Hope Scale and administered to faculty governance units in 25 college campuses in the United States. A total of 325 respondents completed the survey. The majority of faculty members serving in representative senates had been involved for a moderate period of time (2-5 years), were faculty members in the liberal arts, an almost half intended to return to their faculty roles upon completion of their terms. All senators identified that they had high levels of Hope for the work they accomplish in their institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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