• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Barriers to research productivity in Islamic Azad University: exploring faculty members perception


Today, faculty members continue to struggle with their teaching requirements and conflicts research productivity pressures place on their teaching and mentoring time with students. This project is aimed to explore the existing barriers to research productivity based on faculty members perspectives. The findings of the study indicate that participating faculty members of IAU were not evenly interested in research opportunities due to the diverse mission objectives promoted by their respective institutions. Faculty members employed in 8th districts of Islamic Azad University was not generally concerned with their research productivity and subsequent factors due to lack of financial, poor knowledge on research skills, heavy workload and etc. which negatively impact their research productivity. To cope these barriers, institutional strategies should be redefined, faculties' incentives should be motivated and departments should be well equipped.
Keywords: Research productivity, Barriers, Islamic Azad University, Faculty member


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