Date Approved

11-20-2018

Embargo Period

11-26-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, Mary Beth

Subject(s)

Research grants; Education, Higher--Research

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the obstacles and motivators that tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Rowan University's, Glassboro, New Jersey campus face while seeking and securing external funding. The surveys were distributed to all 433 tenured and tenure-track faculty members on Rowan University, Glassboro's campus. Of the subjects, there are 273 faculty members that are tenured, and 160 who are tenure-track. The results of the study conclude that Rowan University faculty members feel as though their heavy workload is a hindrance on their ability to seek and secure grant funding. Secondly, survey results indicate that Rowan University faculty members are motivated to seek external funding to build their professional career and finally, the results conclude that faculty members seek external funding to secure funds for financial support for travel, equipment, materials and supplies, and receiving financial support for student workers or other staff are extremely important motivators.

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