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Author Schuster, Jack H.

Title The American faculty : the restructuring of academic work and careers / Jack H. Schuster, Martin J. Finkelstein ; in collaboration with Jesus Francisco Galaz-Fontes, Mandy Liu
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006


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Description xxiii, 572 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Establishing the framework -- The American faculty in perspective -- The professoriate in profile -- The changing complexion of faculty work -- Academic culture and values and the quality of work life -- The changing academic career -- The revolution in academic appointments: a closer look -- Compensation and academic careers: trends and issues -- Pathways to the professoriate -- American academic life restructured -- What's ahead? agendas for policy analysis, research, and action on academic staffing
Summary "Higher education is becoming destabilized in the face of extraordinarily rapid change. The composition of the academy's most valuable asset - the faculty - and the essential nature of faculty work are being transformed." "At the heart of that transformation, but largely invisible, has been a restructuring of academic appointments, academic work, and academic careers - a reconfiguring widely decried but heretofore inadequately described. This volume depicts the scope and depth of the transformation, combing empirical data drawn from three decades of national higher education surveys. The authors' portrait, at once startling and disturbing, provides the context for interpreting these developments as part of a larger structural evolution of the national higher education system. Schuster and Finkelstein outline the stakes for the nation and the challenging work to be done."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-555) and index
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty.
College teachers -- Professional relationships -- United States.
College teachers -- Workload -- United States.
Author Finkelstein, Martin J., 1949-
LC no. 2005014180
ISBN 0801882834 hardcover alkaline paper