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Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative

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Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative

Judith M. Gappa, Ann E. Austin, Andrea G. Trice

ISBN: 978-0-787-96613-3 January 2007 Jossey-Bass 400 Pages

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Written for educators, administrators, policy makers, and anyone else concerned with the future of higher education, Rethinking Faculty Work shows how changes in higher education are transforming the careers of faculty and provides a model that makes it possible for all faculty to be in a position to do their best. This important resource offers a vision of academic workplaces that will attract superb faculty committed to fulfilling the missions of the universities and colleges where they work.

Preface xi

About the Authors xxi

Part One: Higher Education’ s Changing Context 1

1. The Changing Context for Faculty Work and Workplaces 3

2. Trends in the National Workplace 24

3. Faculty Appointments and Faculty Members: Diversification, Growth, and Diversity 49

4. The Academic Profession Today: Diverse Appointments to Meet Diverse Needs 66

5. Attracting and Retaining Excellent Faculty 102

Part Two: The Framework 125

6. The Framework of Essential Elements 127

7. Respect: The Foundation for the Essential Elements 145

8. Shared Responsibility and Joint Leadership 157

Part Three: The Essential Elements 191

9. Equity in Academic Appointments 193

10. Academic Freedom 226

11. Ensuring Flexibility in Academic Appointments 239

12. Professional Growth 280

13. Collegiality 305

14. Why Rethink Faculty Work and Workplaces? A Call to Action 321

References 333

Name Index 355

Subject Index 361

"an exceptionally lucid analysis of the gap that has opened up between academic careers in the golden age and the reality of faculty appointments today." (Change, Sept/Oct)