Tenured and Non-Tenured College of Education Faculty Motivators and Barriers in Grant Writing; A Public University in the South

TitleTenured and Non-Tenured College of Education Faculty Motivators and Barriers in Grant Writing; A Public University in the South
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWalden, PR, Bryan, VC
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Volume41
Issue3
Pagination85-98
Date PublishedFall2010
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
Keywordsbarriers , education , grant , information , motivators , non-tenured , PROPOSAL , research , tenured , Universities
AbstractThe purpose of this investigation was to identify College of Education (COE) faculty members' perceptions of motivators and barriers to grant writing at a public university in the South, to compare the university's COE faculty perceptions to previously published survey results of Colleges of Education at Research I institutions, and to compare tenured and non-tenured faculty's responses. The survey instrument was adapted, with permission, from the instrument reported by Boyer and Cockriel (1998) for administration online. Several significant motivators were identified for the faculty: opportunity to probe or research new information; personnel support such as graduate assistants and clerical help when proposals are funded; having travel money available for conferences; building my professional reputation as a capable researcher; personnel support such as graduate assistants and clerical help when preparing proposals; more flexibility in how time is allocated; and assistance in grant proposal preparation. One important barrier to grant writing was identified: inadequate support available to submit proposals in a timely manner. One significant difference (heavy teaching load) was identified between tenured and non-tenured faculty. Recommendations were suggested to increase the number of grant proposals written and submitted by faculty and to support the overall grant writing process at the institution. 
NotesWalden, Patrick R. 1; Email Address: waldenp@stjohns.edu; Bryan, Valerie C. 2; Email Address: bryan@fau.edu; Affiliations: 1: Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, St. John's University, 300 Howard Avenue; DaSilva 339, Staten Island, NY 10011, USA; 2: Professor of Educational Leadership: Adult and Community Education, Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive; EC 207 I, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA; Issue Info: Fall2010, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p85; Thesaurus Term: PROPOSAL writing for grants; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Faculty; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH institutes; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH & development; Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION services; Author-Supplied Keyword: barriers; Author-Supplied Keyword: education faculty; Author-Supplied Keyword: Grant writing; Author-Supplied Keyword: motivators; Author-Supplied Keyword: non-tenured; Author-Supplied Keyword: tenured; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519190 All Other Information Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 813211 Grantmaking Foundations; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 14p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Document Type: Article
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