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ERIC Number: EJ927394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Faculty Work Practices in Material Environments: A Case Study
Kuntz, Aaron M.; Berger, Joseph B.
Journal of Higher Education, v82 n3 p239-264 May-Jun 2011
There is an extensive and well-developed body of literature on the nature of faculty work (e.g., Blackburn & Lawrence, 1996; Schuster & Finkelstein, 2006) that has examined numerous aspects of faculty work and sources of influence on that work (e.g., intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, personal characteristics, disciplinary affiliation, institutional type, career stage, collegial relationships, time allocation--among others). Yet, little empirical evidence exists about the relationship between faculty work and the material environment in which faculty engage in their daily professional endeavors. This case study examines the implications of the interaction between the material campus and work practices of faculty at a large research institution in the northeast. Analysis of interview data and historical document review concludes that the alignment of faculty role, reward, and place is an important policy mandate for the improvement of faculty work practice. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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