Pretenure professors’ feelings about teaching are more positive than their feelings about research: US study

July 30, 2019

Paying more attention to pretenure faculty members' emotions is a key component of both individual and institutional success, according to a new paper based on a US study. The study looked at assistant professors’ emotions regarding teaching and research and found that teaching was much more associated with positive emotions, while research was associated with more negative feelings. A more advanced analysis also found that faculty members’ sense of control, value, and positive or negative emotion mediate relationships of collegiality and balance with self-reported success. Inside Higher Ed (International)