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Understanding Faculty Productivity: Standards and Benchmarks for Colleges and Universities

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Understanding Faculty Productivity: Standards and Benchmarks for Colleges and Universities

Michael F. Middaugh

ISBN: 978-0-787-95022-4 December 2000 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages

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"An invaluable resource for any college and university striving tomeet the National Cost Commission's call to make what colleges doand what it costs more 'transparent' to the public."
--Jacqueline E. King, director, federal policy analysis, AmericanCouncil on Education

Defining and measuring faculty productivity are among the mostcentral issues for quality and accountability in higher education.Known for assembling some of the most authoritative research onfaculty productivity--and for analyzing its impact on academic andinstitutional accountability--Michael F. Middaugh presents thiscomprehensive volume to help campus professionals build greateraccountability for students, parents, foundations, governmentalorganizations, and other concerned constituents. Middaugh firstdraws from a research study funded by TIAA-CREF's CooperativeResearch Grant Program and the Fund for Postsecondary Educationwithin the U.S. Department of Education. He then provides a newframework for analyzing faculty efficiency and emphasizes how theresults of faculty work can become the best indicators ofproductivity. He also applies the joint study findings to the taskof developing benchmarks for faculty productivity. Practitionersfrom any type of campus will find a rich array of data, valuablerecommendations, and relevant examples.

Preface xv

The Author xxi

1 Defining Faculty Productivity 1

2 Responding to Public Pressure for Systematic Accountability 25

3 A Quantitative Perspective on Productivity and Accountability 53

4 Measuring Productivity: What About Quality? 80

5 Laying the Groundwork for Dependable Productivity Benchmarks 91

6 Using Quantitative Benchmarking Data 124

7 Establishing Qualitative Benchmarks in Individual Departments 149

8 Looking to the Future 157

Appendix A: Delaware Study Definitions and Conventions 165

Appendix B: Delaware Study Benchmarks for Typical Academic Departments 175

Appendix C: Participants in the Delaware Study 216

References 225

Supplementary Readings 227

Index 229