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Study Report

Study Number: QD-030-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Faculty at work, 1988-1989: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / Blackburn, Robert T.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9713

Date Accessioned: 8/12/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 1/1/1998

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codbook

Abstract: The purpose of this survey was to assess the current working conditions for full-time faculty in the United States and to explore the ways in which those conditions affect the teaching role. A secondary purpose of this project was to create a database to serve as a foundation for identifying and studying incentives most likely to motivate faculty members to explore alternative ways of teaching. A cognitive motivation model was used to predict faculty behaviors related to teaching, research, scholarship, and service. Faculty surveyed were from three fields and eight disciplines: the humanities (English and history), natural sciences (biology, chemistry, and mathematics), and social sciences (political science, psychology, and sociology). Institutions excluded from the survey included specialized institutions as designated by the 1976 Carnegie classification, vocational and technical schools, two-year branches of universities, and institutions less than ten years old. Full-time faculty were sampled in the remaining Carnegie types, and stratified by level (I or II) and by control (public or private). Survey items include demographic information, questions about institutional priorities, and a series of questions designed to elicit perceptions of the skills, values, and personality predispositions that characterize the valued professor on the respondent's campus. The unit of analysis is full-time faculty (faculty with a 50 percent or greater faculty appointment in a department) in tenure-track positions.

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