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ERIC Number: EJ752413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Using Economic Incentives to Recruit Community College Faculty: Effects of Starting Salary and Healthcare Benefits Plan
Winter, Paul A.; Petrosko, Joseph M.; Rodriguez, Glenn
Community College Journal of Research & Practice, v31 n1 p19-35 Jan 2007
Staffing the nation's community colleges with qualified faculty is an emerging problem. The problem results from massive retirements among members of the post-WW II "baby boom" generation and intense competition from other sectors of the economy for scarce human talent. This study was a faculty-recruitment simulation designed to investigate the potential impact of using starting salary and healthcare plan (independent variables) as economic recruitment incentives to recruit faculty to teach business at 2-year community colleges. Business professionals completing the MBA degree (N = 187) role-played as job applicants by rating faculty jobs described in simulated faculty-recruitment advertisements. Both salary (eta[superscript 2] = 0.69) and healthcare plan (eta[superscript 2] = 0.13) yielded high levels of practical significance in explaining applicant rating of the job (dependent variable). Implications for recruitment practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A