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In Search of a New Equilibrium: Economic Aspects of Higher Education's Changing Faculty Composition

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  • David H. Monk

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    (College of Education, Pennsylvania State University)

  • Michael J. Dooris

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    (Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, Pennsylvania State University)

  • Rodney A. Erickson

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    (Executive Vice President and Provost, Pennsylvania State University)

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    Abstract

    This article examines the interconnected phenomena of recruitment, retention, and utilization of faculty at research universities, with special emphasis on the changing mix of tenure track and contingent (i.e., fixed term) faculty members. The authors argue, based upon both national data and detailed information from a particular institution, that powerful economic forces are prompting research universities to rethink fundamental strategies about the core academic workforce. © 2009 American Education Finance Association

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    Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Education Finance and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 300-318

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