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dc.contributor.advisor Priest, Douglas M. en_US Boon, Rachel en_US 2010-06-15T16:57:27Z 2012-03-31T19:38:58Z 2010-06-15T16:57:27Z 2009 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, School of Education, 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the knowledge and perceptions of faculty leaders at thirteen public universities in the United States to examine the degree to which they were aware of and involved in decisions to undertake privatization-related activities at their institution. In general, the importance of faculty in maintaining the institutional mission and supporting the public interest as reflected in their teaching, research, and service role necessitates understanding how faculty perceive these activities and their impacts. As a model of collaboration on decision-making, shared governance has historically provided a clear mode for faculty involvement with administrators and is supported by the American Association of University Professors. Faculty leaders were administered a survey based on their participation in a faculty senate or council at their respective institutions. Public universities with both high and low levels of state appropriations were included in the study for comparative purposes. Results of t-tests and logistic regression models indicated that many privatization activities are prevalent at both high and low state appropriation institutions, but that faculty leaders were more likely involved in budget and privatization discussions at the low appropriation (i.e. more privatized) institutions. Open-ended questions regarding the impact of these changes indicated concerns with faculty morale and retention. en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject shared governance en_US
dc.subject.classification Education, Higher en_US
dc.title Faculty Perceptions of Privatization at Public Universities en_US
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en_US

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