Recent changes in higher education have impacted faculty vitality. This case study examined the teaching, research, and service of College of Agriculture faculty under these conditions. Results indicated that there is a need to improve the job satisfaction of faculty. Most faculty rated their morale low and stated that other faculty had similar feelings. Although most faculty felt that the university did not value agriculture, they remained loyal to their discipline. Most faculty have not participated in formal programs for enhancing their professional growth, but informal programs do appear to be in place. Greater financial support and increased recognition for teaching and advising, service, and research were listed as factors useful in improving faculty vitality.



faculty vitality, professional growth

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