Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

PhD Higher Education Leadership, Management, Policy

Department

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Advisor

Martin Finkelstein, Ph.D

Committee Member

Elaine Walker, Ph.D

Committee Member

Robert Kelchen, Ph.D

Keywords

market segment, faculty work, institution, discipline

Abstract

Prior research has shown that the type of institution, disciplines, and characteristics of the faculty influence the structure and character of academic work. Zemsky and Shaman (1997) and others have suggested that differentiation among institutions, which has historically been structured along level of degree offerings and size/complexity, is now becoming increasingly structured along the lines of market segments – with many non-selective four-year institutions increasingly resembling two-year “convenience” institutions in terms of their academic organization. The purpose of this study was to test the extent to which academic work is increasingly organized by institutional market segment rather than traditional categories of institutional types and whether the shaping influences of discipline, gender, and type of appointment persist within these newly-defined institutional market segment categories. A comparison of the triumvirate of faculty work at the institutional market segments was done using data from the Changing Academic Profession (CAP) Survey 2007-2008. The results of the multivariate analysis of variance determined that some of the measures of faculty work in teaching, research, and service are affected by institutional type (Carnegie Basic Classification), market segment, discipline, gender, and appointment type.

 
 

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