University of Missouri-Columbia

• A new study from a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has found that faculty members’ tenure status, gender and ethnicity play a large role in their job satisfaction and intent to leave the profession. An abstract and PDF of Vicki Rosser’s full study, “Faculty Members’ Intentions to Leave: A National Study on Their Worklife and Satisfaction,” which was recently published in the journal Research in Higher Education, can be viewed online at

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.