Many college administrators have adopted the view that teaching be given equal weight to research with respect to promotion and tenure. The purpose of this study was to determine if faculty and graduate students believe that teaching is being rewarded on an equal basis with research. Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University were surveyed. The results show that although graduate and faculty instructors hold a high regard for the teaching aspect of their jobs, their perception is that teaching is still not rewarded on the same level as research during promotion and tenure. These findings suggest that administrators' opinions of what should be rewarded are different from staffs' perception of what is rewarded.
faculty rewards, graduate students, faculty