On the Brink: Assessing the Status of the American Faculty
AbstractThis paper focuses on the present condition and future of the professoriate and is part of a long-term study on how the academic profession is changing, now more rapidly than at any time in memory. These dramatic shifts have led to a deep restructuring of academic appointments, work, and careers. The question now looming is whether the forces that have triggered academic restructuring will, in time, so transform the academic profession that its roleâ€”its unique contributionâ€”is becoming ever more vulnerable to dangerous compromise. Whether the academic profession is able to negotiate successfully its role in the new eraâ€”to preserve core values and to ensure the indispensable contributions of the academy to societyâ€”remains to be seen.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley in its series University of California at Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education with number qt1ch73352.
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