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The academic profession, like many others, is rapidly being transformed. This book explores the current challenges to the profession and their broad implications for American higher education. Examining what professors do and how academia is changing, contributors to this volume assess current and potential threats to the profession. Leading scholars in sociology and higher education explore such topics as structural and cognitive change, socialization and deviance, career development, and professional autonomy and regulation. A comprehensive analysis of the significant questions facing this crucial profession, The American Academic Profession will be welcomed by students and scholars as well as by administrators and policy makers concerned with the future of the academy.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xviii
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  1. The American Academic Profession
  1. Introduction: The Professoriate’s Perilous Path
  2. Jack H. Schuster
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. PART I. Structural and Cognitive Change
  1. Optimizing Research and Teaching: The Bifurcation of Faculty Roles at Research Universities
  2. Roger L. Geiger
  3. pp. 21-43
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  1. Focus on the Classroom: Movements to Reform College Teaching and Learning, 1980–2008
  2. Steven Brint
  3. pp. 44-91
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  1. Whose Educational Space? Negotiating Professional Jurisdiction in the High-Tech Academy
  2. Gary Rhoades
  3. pp. 92-110
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  1. American Academe and the Knowledge-Politics Problem Neil Gross
  2. Neil Gross
  3. pp. 111-142
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  1. PART II. Socialization and Deviance
  1. The Socialization of Future Faculty in a Changing Context: Traditions, Challenges, and Possibilities
  2. Ann E. Austin
  3. pp. 145-167
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  1. Professionalism in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
  2. John M. Braxton, Eve Proper, and Alan E. Bayer
  3. pp. 168-188
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  1. PART III. Experience of the Academic Career
  1. Scholarly Learning and the Academic Profession in a Time of Change
  2. Anna Neumann
  3. pp. 191-215
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  1. Anomie in the American Academic Profession
  2. Joseph C. Hermanowicz
  3. pp. 216-238
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  1. PART IV. Autonomy and Regulation
  1. Academic Freedom, Professional Autonomy, and the State
  2. Sheila Slaughter
  3. pp. 241-273
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  1. Codes of Commerce: The Uses of Business Rhetoric in the American Academy, 1960–2000
  2. Daniel Lee Kleinman, Jacob Habinek, and Steven P. Vallas
  3. pp. 274-294
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  1. The Meaning of Regulation in a Changing Academic Profession
  2. Erin Leahey and Kathleen Montgomery
  3. pp. 295-312
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  1. PART V. Contemporary and Historical Views
  1. Professional Control in the Complex University: Maintaining the Faculty Role
  2. Teresa A. Sullivan
  3. pp. 315-331
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  1. All That Glittered Was Not Gold: Rethinking American Higher Education’s Golden Age, 1945–1970
  2. John R. Thelin
  3. pp. 332-350
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 351-358
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-371
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421402543
Related ISBN
9780801899782
MARC Record
OCLC
1139355610
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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