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Faculty at Work: Motivation, Expectation, Satisfaction

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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...

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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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

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.

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.

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801873072
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Theoretical Framework 15
2 The Variables: Sociodemographics and Career 30
3 The Variables: Self-Knowledge, Social Knowledge, Behaviors, and Environmental Constructs 81
4 Faculty Research 115
5 Faculty Teaching 177
6 Faculty Service and Scholarship 222
7 Administrative and Faculty Views of the Workplace 240
8 Findings, Theories, and Next Steps 279
Epilogue 291
App. A. The Carnegie Classification System 297
App. B. Variables Used in the Regression Analyses: Table 4.6 300
App. C. Variables Used in the Regression Analyses: Table 4.13 305
App. D. Variables Used in the Regression Analyses: Tables 5.5 and 5.6 307
App. E. Variables Used in the Regression Analyses: Table 5.9 310
App. F. Variables Used in the Regression Analyses: Table 5.10 312
App. G. Some Limitations of the Theoretical Framework 319
App. H. Faculty Survey 321
App. I. Administrator Survey 330
Notes 339
References 355
Index 385
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