The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance: Professionalization and the Modern American University

The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance: Professionalization and the Modern American University

by Larry G. Gerber

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ISBN-13: 9781421414621
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Larry G. Gerber, formerly the chair of the American Association of University Professors’ Committee on College and University Governance and the national vice president of the AAUP, is professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. He is the author of The Irony of State Intervention: American Industrial Relations Policy in Comparative Perspective, 1914–1939 and The Limits of Liberalism: Josephus Daniels, Henry Stimson, Bernard Baruch, Donald Richberg, Felix Frankfurter, and the Development of the Modern American Political Economy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction. Faculty Professionalization and the Rise of Shared. Governance 1

1 College Governance before 1876 12

2 The Emergence of a Professional Faculty, 1870-1920 27

3 The Development of Faculty Governance, 1920-1940 58

4 The Developing Consensus on Shared Governance, 1940-1975 81

5 Corporatization and the Challenge to Shared Governance, 1975-Present 118

Conclusion. Shared Governance and the Future of Liberal Education 165

Appendix 171

Notes 201

Works Cited 225

Index 243

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"Even the end of the world needs a historian, and with this book, Larry Gerber has made himself the official historian of the end of the academic world."

Lawrence Poston

"The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance is rooted in a thorough knowledge of the historical development of and challenges to the role of American university and college faculties in the governance of their institutions. Larry Gerber asks all the right questions. A must-read in any course on the history of American higher education and an invaluable point of reference for historians and for sociologists specializing in organizational theory."

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