Title

Faculty perceptions of institutional environment/

Abstract

This study investigated perceptions of teaching and research faculty concerning institutional environment at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey instrument was used by the investigator for this research. The instrument provided six environmental measurement scales: Formal Influence, Communication, Collaboration, Organizational Structure, Work Design, and Student Focus. Likert scale items, demographic items and an open-ended question were employed to provide data to answer the three research questions of the study. The research questions concerned overall faculty perceptions of and satisfaction with the institutional environment, differences in perceptions of the institutional environment among faculty in the five colleges, and differences in perceptions among demographic faculty subgroups. Conclusions of the study were: 1. For the most part, the overall UCF working environment was marginally consultative. 2. Faculty within the five UCF academic colleges were not equally satisfied with their working environments 3. Certain aspects of the UCF institutional environment were not equally satisfactory to faculty within the demographic subgroups of ethnicity, UCF employment, faculty rank and tenure status. Implications which were suggested for improvement of the faculty working environment at UCF included a review of administrative practices, strengthened reward and faculty development systems, and stronger emphasis on students as the central focus of university activities and concerns. Recommendations for future research were also described.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1996

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Lynn, Mary Ann

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education

Department

Educational Services

Degree Program

Educational Leadership

Format

Print

Pages

168 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020798

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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