The issue of the need to recruit and retain faculty has become increasingly discussed in educational literature. Retention programs for faculty play a strategic role in developing the institution, especially when it involves building capacity and maintaining a competitive advantage. The goal for this fundamental research is to illustrate how the qualitative methods applied will identify the factors that influence retention among faculty at the Northern Marianas College (NMC, 2020). To ensure that the case study was conducted thoroughly, a deeper and theoretically sound approach was explored to understand the perceptual views of current faculty and administration on retention. The qualitative approach included interviews, surveys, and the use of NVivo 12 Software to interpret data and identify recurring themes. The findings identified that administration had a large influence on the factors that affect faculty retention through the establishment of various concepts, all of which centered on effective communication. This research highlights the role of the researcher, participants, and the data collection process. In addition, the discussion on the dissemination of the findings will link to methods that can enhance retention among the faculty at the Northern Marianas College.
Hunter, Barbara C.
"Faculty Retention: A Case Study Examining the Factors that Influence Faculty Retention at the Northern Marianas College,"
Journal of Fundamental & Applied Business Research: Vol. 1:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/jbr/vol1/iss1/4