Today’s paper by Martin Daumiller, Robert Stupnisky and StefanJanke lead us through four different and key questions about the research on faculty motivation:

  1. Why we should be concerned with the motivations of higher education faculty in the first place, particularly in regard to studying them empirically?
  2. If research on higher education faculty motivation is important, why is it still rather underdeveloped?
  3. Considering the plethora of motivation frameworks, which theories apply well to faculty members and how they align with one another?
  4. What should thorough international research on faculty motivation entail?
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