Faculty at the Margins, HE 143 Fall 08 / Edition 1

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This volume looks at faculty who are different from the traditionalconception of the professor in academia by virtue of the conditionsof their appointments, their demographics, or the tasks upon whichthey focus. In all cases, their differences put them "at themargins."

Four chapters explore contingent contractual arrangements forfaculty employment, distinguishing them in four-year, two-year, andvirtual university contexts. Four chapters then examine the issuesof historically underrepresented faculty, women and people of colorwho are becoming a larger proportion of the total facultypopulation, but often at slower rates and in less advantageouscategories than majority members. Then chapters in the finalsection look at faculty who choose or agree to focus on work thatis not normally at the top of the institutional valuescheme-student learning and development and community service.

Positive initiatives already in progress can improve thesituations—and effectiveness—of members of all of these groups.The contributors of this volume provide a valuable resource tofoster further progress in this area.

This is the 143rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Higher Education. Addressedto presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher educationdecision makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions forHigher Education provides timely information andauthoritative advice about major issues and administrative problemsconfronting every institution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470416884
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Series: J-B HE Single Issue Higher Education Series, #92
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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