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ERIC Number: EJ795794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Impacts of Internal Motivators and External Rewards on the Persistence of First-Year Experience Faculty
Soldner, Laura B.; Lee, Yvonne R.; Duby, Paul B.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v16 n2 p19-37 2004
While an expansive body of literature exists on the performance and retention of first-year students, there is a paucity of research examining the persistence and attrition of faculty who teach these seminars and colloquia. The present survey of 18 full-time, first-year seminar faculty members at Northern Michigan University identifies marked differences in the patterns of responses made by persisting and non-persisting faculty as regards internal motivators and external rewards. Based on the findings of this survey, recommendations are provided for maintaining and enhancing faculty involvement. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan