ERIC Number: EJ1034410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Raising the Bar on Faculty Productivity: Realigning Performance Standards to Enhance Quality Trajectories
Hardré, Patricia L.
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n1 p25-32 Jan 2014
Many universities have observed needs and shared goals that include increasing faculty members' research productivity (in quantity or quality). Strategies for raising faculty performance include revising standards and supporting valued outcomes with rewards and incentives. One college at a research-extensive university received institutional funding to pilot a faculty rewards and incentives program to enhance scholarly productivity. This paper shares the goals, design and initial implementation of that program, as well as the range of faculty members' and units' initial responses. It demonstrates a strategic process of using standards to align faculty performance trajectories with changing academic and organizational needs.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Productivity, Rewards, Incentives, Teacher Attitudes, Program Design, Program Implementation, Goal Orientation, Standards, Educational Finance, Capacity Building, Research, Context Effect, Values, Participative Decision Making, Outcome Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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