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Salaried Leaves of College Faculty Members in Taiwan
Author: Shun-fen Chen(Department of Education, National Taiwan Normal University )


The purpose of this study is to explore the practice of salaried leaves of col-lege faculty members in Taiwan. The experiences and viewpoints of 1,722 full-time faculty members were collected through mailed questionnaires. Major conclusions of the study are as follows:
First, the opportunity of obtaining salaried leaves by the faculty members at public institutions is much higher than that of the faculty members at private ones.
Second, it is believed that the practice of salaried leaves contributes to knowl-edge growth of individual faculty members and also raises their research quality. However, it has limited effect on the improvement of teaching. In some cases, negative influences upon department teaching were reported.
Third, it seems that certain nonacademic factors are involved in granting salaried leaves, which means the decision process may not be fair enough.

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