What Ever Happened to the Faculty?: Drift and Decision in Higher Education

What Ever Happened to the Faculty?: Drift and Decision in Higher Education

by Mary Burgan
     
 

In this provocative work, Mary Burgan surveys the deterioration of faculty influence in higher education. From campus planning, curriculum, and instructional technology to governance, pedagogy, and academic freedom, she urges far greater consideration for the perspective of the faculty.

Informed by experience, fueled by conviction, and full of practical,

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In this provocative work, Mary Burgan surveys the deterioration of faculty influence in higher education. From campus planning, curriculum, and instructional technology to governance, pedagogy, and academic freedom, she urges far greater consideration for the perspective of the faculty.

Informed by experience, fueled by conviction, and full of practical, strategic advice for the future, What Ever Happened to the Faculty? is an excellent resource for administrators and faculty who are eager to change the tone and trajectory of contemporary higher education.

"An important book in understanding how the traditional rights and responsibilities of university faculty have been eroded... Burgan's wide experience makes her particularly effective in developing her argument." — Radical Teacher

"A spirited discussion." — Review of Higher Education

"Burgan has a gift for telling stories and offering reasonable arguments in an engaging, compelling way." — Thought and Action

"Full of interesting anecdotes and personal experience." — Academic Questions

"[Burgan's] extensive academic and administrative background informs this insightful examination of the declining faculty influence in campus affairs and, more broadly, higher education." — College and Research Libraries

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801884610
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Burgan is former General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors, a professor of English emerita at Indiana University–Bloomington, and author of Illness, Gender, and Writing: The Case of Katherine Mansfield, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

1 Bricks and Mortar: The American Campus 1

2 The Myth of the Bloviating Professor: Sages and Guides 24

3 Getting the "Liberal" Out of Education: The Curriculum 49

4 Distance Makes the Heart Grow Colder: Online Education 77

5 A More Perfect Union: College and University Governance 101

6 Superstars and Rookies of the Year: Academic Competition 124

7 The Case of the Firecracker Boys: Academic Science and Academic Freedom 145

8 The Disposable Faculty: Tenure Now 168

9 Staging a Comeback: Exemplary Cases 191

Notes 209

Index 231

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