More about faculty scholarly activity

The LEARNING mission core theme includes an objective about a culture of INQUIRY: Students and faculty learn, explore and create in an environment that sustains free inquiry and free expression, with the achievement indicator: Faculty engage in creative and scholarly activity.
  

 Faculty scholarly and creative activity

 
 

 88% of Weber State faculty have published at least one article in an academic or professional journal.

56% have published more than two.

    

62% of Weber State faculty have published at least one article in the last two years and 17% more than two.

This is statistically higher than comparable institutions (p<.01), but the differences are small.

   39% of Weber State faculty have published at least one book, manual or monograph and 17% have published more than two.

Weber State activity is higher than comparable institutions (p<.001), but the differences are small.

Faculty exhibitions and performances

 
17% of Weber State faculty report having at least one exhibition or performance in the last two years. 
    12% of Weber State faculty report other scholarly work such as patents or computer software products.
 

 24% of Weber State faculty report spending at least one hour a week on creative products/performances and 11% report spending more than 4 hours per week.


Faculty time spent on scholarly activity

 
 

 50% of Weber State faculty spend at least one hour a week on research and scholarly writing and 34% spend more than four hours.

Comparable institutions report somewhat higher number of hours (p<.05), but the difference is small.

 Other scholarly activity


 
 

 41% of Weber State faculty have published at least one chapter in an edited volume and 14% have published more than two.


 Faculty perceptions


 
 

 60% of Weber State faculty say that research is "essential" or "very important" to them.


   63% of Weber State faculty say research or publishing demands are "somewhat" or "extensive" sources of stress.
 

 Faculty and staff pursuit of sponsorship for research, creative activity and projects


Faculty perceptions

 
   50% percent of Weber State faculty report having received funding for their work from foundations, government or industry in the past two years, down from 67% in 2004.
   40% of Weber State faculty say the "pursuit of extramural funding" is a "high" or "very high" priority for the university, down from 46% in 2004.


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