Alignment of the formal and informal support in the socialization of the faculty members

KONDAKÇI Y. , Haser C.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4394-4398 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.261
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4394-4398


This study is a part of a larger research project which investigated socialization and professional identity development processes of faculty members working in different higher education organizations (HEO) in Turkey. The results of semi-structured interviews suggested that the HEOs employ a narrow set of structures and programs to socialize new faculty members, which do not fully respond to socialization need of the new faculty members. Instead, new faculty members commonly rely on the informal sources in their socialization. Based on the findings, the HEOs are suggested to develop and deliver broad socialization programs that are temporally distributed to different phases of the socialization process of the new faculty members, while taking necessary measures to align the informal process with the formal one. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu