Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative
January 2007, Jossey-Bass
About the Authors.
PART ONE: HIGHER EDUCATION’ S CHANGING CONTEXT.
1. The Changing Context for Faculty Work and Workplaces.
2. Trends in the National Workplace.
3. Faculty Appointments and Faculty Members: Diversification, Growth, and Diversity.
4. The Academic Profession Today: Diverse Appointments to Meet Diverse Needs.
5. Attracting and Retaining Excellent Faculty.
PART TWO: THE FRAMEWORK.
6. The Framework of Essential Elements.
7. Respect: The Foundation for the Essential Elements.
8. Shared Responsibility and Joint Leadership.
PART THREE: THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS.
9. Equity in Academic Appointments.
10. Academic Freedom.
11. Ensuring Flexibility in Academic Appointments.
12. Professional Growth.
14. Why Rethink Faculty Work and Workplaces? A Call to Action.
Ann E. Austin is the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University.
Andrea G. Trice is an independent consultant to colleges and universities and a former faculty member and administrator.
—Claire A. Van Ummersen, vice president, Center for Effective Leadership, American Council on Education and former president, Cleveland State University
"Gappa, Austin, and Trice define the front lines of change in
the academic profession—a far more diverse and contingent
workforce than ever before. Their imaginative call for new norms
and practices to assure that academic careers continue to offer the
best and brightest satisfying and fulfilling professional lives is
original and refreshing."
—David Leslie, chancellor professor of education, College of William & Mary
"Critical reading for all concerned about the future of the
university. Rethinking Faculty Work takes a hard look at the
fast-changing university culture and provides a road map on how to
prepare for the future."
—Mary Ann Mason, dean of the graduate division, University of California, Berkeley
"Gappa, Austin, and Trice provide faculty and institutional
leaders with an exciting new way to think about how the academic
workplace can meet the needs of a new academic workforce. They
identify essential components of the faculty experience, which, if
addressed by colleges and universities, would make higher education
a more satisfying, stable, and productive place to work for all
—Betsy E. Brown, associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director, UNC Leadership Institute, Office of the President, University of North Carolina