Research in Higher Education

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 39–60 | Cite as

Retaining faculty: A tale of two campuses

  • Michael W. Matier
AIR Forum Issue


The results of a study examining factors influencing the decisions of faculty with firm offers to leave two universities are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the relative weight and importance faculty placed on the tangible, intangible, and nonwork-related benefits of the incumbent and offering employment situations. Comparisons are drawn to previous studies of this genre, as well as between the urban and rural universities represented in the study. The methods and findings of this research should be of special interest to those from institutions concerned both with attracting and retaining a quality faculty.


Special Interest Relative Weight Education Research Quality Faculty Employment Situation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. Matier
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  1. 1.Office of Institutional Planning and ResearchCornell UniversityIthaca

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