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Faculty at Work: Motivation, Expectation, Satisfaction

Faculty at Work: Motivation, Expectation, Satisfaction

by Robert T. Blackburn, Janet H. Lawrence
     
 

In recent years, college and university faculty members have witnessed a marked change in institutional climate. Competition has replaced collegiality. Criticism of faculty from outside the university has increased in both volume and intensity. The litigious larger society has arrived on campus with a vengeance.

In this ground-breaking volume, Robert Blackburn

Overview

In recent years, college and university faculty members have witnessed a marked change in institutional climate. Competition has replaced collegiality. Criticism of faculty from outside the university has increased in both volume and intensity. The litigious larger society has arrived on campus with a vengeance.

In this ground-breaking volume, Robert Blackburn and Janet Lawrence respond to these developments by showing how faculty and administrators can benefit from learning how to make motivation, expectation, and satisfaction function in concert when faculty are at work. With the ultimate goal of helping faculty and administrators make effective and positive decisions, Blackburn and Lawrence explain and predict faculty behavior in three key areas: research, teaching, and service and scholarship. The authors use what they have learned as a springboard for speculating on the future of faculty work.

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Choice

The insight into how faculty and administrators view faculty work makes a major contribution to an understanding of both groups and will help each other more fully understand what the other does. The authors describe in fascinating detail how individual and institutional factors interact to foster different types of environment.

Resources in Education

This book draws together empirical evidence on college and university faculty at work; develops and tests a theoretical framework of faculty motivation to engage in different teaching, research, and service activities; and suggests how administrative practices can be improved so that faculty work lives are enriched and institutions become more productive organizations.

Booknews
Blackburn and Lawrence (both of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, U. of Michigan) show how faculty and administrators can benefit from learning how to make motivation, expectation, and satisfaction function in concert when faculty are at work. With the goal of helping faculty and administrators make effective and positive decisions, the authors explain and predict faculty behavior in the areas of research, teaching, and service and scholarship. They describe how individual and institutional characteristics interact in a way that can help faculty fulfill their academic missions, or can prevent them from doing so. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801873072
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert T. Blackburn was a professor of higher education at the Center for Higher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Janet H. Lawrence is an associate professor at the Center for Higher Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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