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ERIC Number: ED366247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Issues Affecting the Professoriate in the 1990s.
Hughes, Judy A.; Clouse, R. Wilburn
This review of the literature examines five issues affecting college faculties in the 1990s and identifies various views on these issues while providing a general overview. A section on multiculturalism identifies it as one of the leading issues facing faculty. This section looks at views on the challenges of racial diversity; racial tension; and increased diversity by gender, cultural background, and disability. A section on organizational factors looks at administrative changes affecting faculty many of which are linked to fiscal considerations. This section covers views on the fiscal crisis, faculty attrition and status, merit pay, and the information explosion. A section on mission raises some broad issues about the mission of U.S. higher education and treats theoretical versus practical applications and university-industry alliances. A section on professional factors addresses approaches to faculty evaluation, staff development, and scholarly communication. The final section looks at personal factors such as burnout, worklife (culture and morale), and the perceived role of teaching. Closing remarks highlight the variety and speed of change in higher education and the consequent stress for faculty. This section also urges institutions to confront changes and tensions in defining and maintaining their mission. (Contains 104 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diversity (Student)