Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice

The Chronicle of  Higher Education
By Peter Schmidt
April 28, 2017

When it comes to keeping tenured professors content in their jobs, you can catch more flies with honey than you can with big faculty-focused strategic narratives, a new study suggests.

The study, based on survey data from more than 3,600 recently tenured associate professors at doctoral universities, found that their organizational commitment hinged far more on whether they believed they worked in a caring, supportive environment than on their sense that administrators had undertaken broad efforts to support the faculty.

Read the full article at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website here.

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