In Search of a New Equilibrium: Economic Aspects of Higher Education's Changing Faculty Composition
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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Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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