Faculty members are a college's or university's primary resource for stimulating learning and the central force in maintaining and enhancing its character, vitality and outreach" (Bevan, 1980. p. 3). Unfortunately, according to Edgerton (1980), large numbers of faculty are approaching their teaching and research responsibilities with low energy levels, a lack of enthusiasm, and no senses of purpose. A continuance along this path will obviously lead to a decline in the quality of education at colleges and universities.



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