Collaboration and Friendship Networks among Faculty within a University: Gender Differences and Climate Implications

Date(s) - 10 Dec 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

540 Holmes

Dr. Christina Falci is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the principal investigator for the Faculty Network and Workload Study (FNWS) funded by the National Science Foundation. This project collected data from faculty within a single institution about their network ties to other faculty (research and friendship), academic climate perceptions (e.g., collegiality and organizational commitment), and productivity (in research, teaching and service). Drawing from social psychology and network theory, Dr. Falci examines both the predictors and consequences of faculty networks. Specifically, she examines how the structure of networks among faculty within academic departments varies across status characteristics, such as race and gender. She also studies how a faculty member’s position within their department network shapes their perceptions of collegiality, job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

This event is co-hosted by Northeastern’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Lunch will be served, please RSVP here.