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More About This Title Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative
JUDITH M. GAPPA is professor of higher education administration at Purdue University where she served previously as vice president for human relations.
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.
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
Name Index 355
Subject Index 361
—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 faculty members."
—Betsy E. Brown, associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director, UNC Leadership Institute, Office of the President, University of North Carolina