Organizational Rhetoric in the Academy: Junior Faculty Perceptions and Roles

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The purpose of this project was to examine the perceptions of junior faculty members as they relate to roles and expectations related to the tenure process. The study utilized a mixed methods approach to gain a multifaceted perspective of this complex process. I employed a quantitative and qualitative survey to explore junior faculty perceptions regarding roles related to promotion and tenure policies. In addition, I conducted fantasy theme analysis (FTA) to explore the organizational rhetoric related to these policies. Findings from the study illustrate the continued presence of the "publish or perish" paradigm, as well as issues related to role ... continued below

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Gordon, Cynthia K. December 2008.

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The purpose of this project was to examine the perceptions of junior faculty members as they relate to roles and expectations related to the tenure process. The study utilized a mixed methods approach to gain a multifaceted perspective of this complex process. I employed a quantitative and qualitative survey to explore junior faculty perceptions regarding roles related to promotion and tenure policies. In addition, I conducted fantasy theme analysis (FTA) to explore the organizational rhetoric related to these policies. Findings from the study illustrate the continued presence of the "publish or perish" paradigm, as well as issues related to role conflict within the context of organizational rhetoric.

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Gordon, Cynthia K. Organizational Rhetoric in the Academy: Junior Faculty Perceptions and Roles, thesis, December 2008; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9779/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .