Faculty Engagement: A Study on the Higher Education Institutions’ Setting
Faculty who are highly engaged are indeed an asset to any organization, whereas disengaged faculty might end up being a major liability. Faculty are the storehouses of knowledge for nurturing the manpower needs of the nation and, hence, for satisfying the aspirations of the people for a good and humane society. Thus, this study aimed to discuss faculty engagement in the Higher Education Institution setting. The study utilized empirical research through desk review to evaluate the different dimensions of faculty engagement. The findings show that universities across the world portray a different picture of educational values, higher education system and faculty so employed. Faculty who are highly engaged are indeed an asset to any organization, whereas disengaged faculty might end up being a major liability. Nearly all studies conducted on faculty members show a growing tendency for absenteeism, intention to leave the profession, and early retirement of teachers, all of which reflect their disengaged condition. Faculty engagement is a significant predictor of enhanced student learning, which is the goal of all educational reforms. Engaged faculty will be more enthusiastic about investing more time and energy in teaching students. Further studies can be conducted to enhance the understanding of the effects of selected psychographic variables on faculty’s job engagement and organizational engagement in the Philippines' educational context.