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Faculty perceptions of the research environment [microform] / Cameron Fincher
Bib ID 5187192
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Fincher, Cameron
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1965 
23 p. 
Summary

A review of earlier studies of the "factors, conditions, and situations that impede or facilitate research productivity in the academic setting" is followed by the findings of a pilot study "tapping faculty opinions and beliefs concerning research and the environment in which it is conducted." 52 of 81 full-time staff members at a southern metropolitan college of arts and sciences responded to a questionnaire. Nearly half the respondents considered research as important as teaching and another two out of five thought it more important. Nearly all thought research activity a major influence on institutional growth and development. Although a majority perceived themselves as possessing the necessary skills and competencies for research, fewer than half thought they were better than average in planning and developing research projects. Fewer than one out of three thought conducting independent research a source of rewards at their institution and most judged the facilities and resources for research at their institution to be inadequate. More than half gave priority to basic research, and many hoped that local facilities for research could be improved. Areas for further inquiry into faculty perceptions of research are suggested--for example, the extent to which the local findings of the present study are paralleled in other types of institutions. (af)

Notes

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bibliographies.  |  Faculty Evaluation.  |  Faculty Promotion.  |  Liberal Arts.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Research.  |  Research Needs.  |  Research Skills.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Motivation.  |  Teacher Role.
Other authors/contributors Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education
Available From ERIC 
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650 1 7 |aResearch.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aResearch Needs.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aResearch Skills.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTeacher Attitudes.|2ericd
650 1 7 |aTeacher Motivation.|2ericd
650 0 7 |aTeacher Role.|2ericd
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