ERIC Number: EJ764928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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"Tribal College" Faculty Survey: Despite Lower Pay, Faculty Tend to Be Content, Altruistic, Ambitious
Voorhees, Richard A.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v15 n3 p20-21 Spr 2004
The first nationwide survey of "tribal college" faculty indicates that "tribal college" faculty tend to be more altruistic than their counterparts at mainstream universities and community colleges, that they are more content in their jobs despite lower salaries, and that they are much more likely to be working toward an advanced degree. The study began with input from a focus group of 14 "tribal college" presidents in Bismarck, North Dakota, in April 2003, followed by a survey mailed to the 35 tribal colleges and universities, and then a web-based survey last summer.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Presidents, Surveys, Teacher Salaries, Focus Groups, Altruism, Tribally Controlled Education, College Faculty, American Indian Education, American Indians
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site: http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota