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ERIC Number: EJ1165824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Tenure and Promotion Experiences of Music Teacher Educators: A Mixed-Methods Study
Pellegrino, Kristen; Conway, Colleen M.; Millican, J. Si
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v27 n2 p82-99 Feb 2018
To examine music education faculty members' promotion and tenure experiences, we interviewed (N = 9) and surveyed (N = 124) music teacher educators (MTEs) who were pretenure or tenured within the past 3 years. Findings highlighted MTE's perceptions of evaluative criteria and standards, mentoring programs and experiences, professional identity, and work-life balance. We found that MTEs valued three aspects of their professional identity: teacher educator, researcher, and musician, although most reported that music activities did not count as scholarly activities. We also found that MTEs need multiple mentors: someone familiar with institutional tenure policy and expectations and MTEs within and/or outside of the same institution. MTE survey respondents (70%) reported feeling stress related to the tenure process. Male respondents were more likely to feel satisfied (63%) with the balance of teaching, research, and service than female respondents (33%), and more likely to feel satisfied with the balance achieved between personal life and professional life (57%) than their female counterparts (36%).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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