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Leslie, David W. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2005
Faculty now have the task of using retirement options creatively, and institutions, of finding common purpose with faculty.|
Descriptors: College Faculty, Retirement, Developmental Stages, Age Differences
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Leslie, David W. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2005
Individuals who retire have widely varying needs and differ also in their preparedness for their new conditions.|
Descriptors: Retirement, College Faculty, Individual Differences, Educational Policy
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Leslie, David W.; Berdahl, Robert Oliver – Review of Higher Education, 2008
This paper presents a case study of the origins, politics, and preliminary outcomes of Virginia's "restructured" relationship between public colleges and universities and the Commonwealth. The initially proposed "charter" status for the state's three historically important universities became the vehicle for a reform that imposed more substantive…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Politics of Education, Case Studies, Government School Relationship
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Leslie, David W.; Janson, Natasha – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the graying of America's college and university faculty coincided with new federal regulations that prohibited mandatory retirement. So in order to both encourage faculty retirements and assume better control of when positions would be vacated about half of all U.S. colleges and universities adopted various…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Retirement Benefits, College Faculty, Incentives
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Leslie, David W. – Journal of Higher Education, 2002
Analysis of data from the 1993 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty showed that faculty value teaching over research. At the same time, the explicit reward structure of academe favors research and publication, rewarding "productivity" in these arenas with money and status. Implications of this disconnect between values and rewards for faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Evaluation
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Leslie, David W. – 2002
This paper considers how educators can best arrive at "big, good ideas" for the improvement of higher education and how they can best put them to use where they are needed. Getting big, good ideas probably comes from working on big, good questions. There is a substantial body of research literature about the big questions of education, and it is…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Leslie, David W.; Janson, Natasha; Conley, Valerie Martin – New Directions for Higher Education, 2005
Those who address questions about phased retirement policies should see them in a larger context of needs for flexibility in the terms of faculty employment. (Contains 2 figures.)|
Descriptors: Retirement, College Faculty, Gender Differences
Conley, Valerie Martin; Leslie, David W. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2002
Determined characteristics of part-time faculty, compared part-time faculty and full-time faculty, and examined some of the common perceptions about part-time faculty using data from the National Study of Post-secondary Faculty. Findings show that the academic labor market is changing rapidly. (SLD)|
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Labor Market, Part Time Faculty
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Leslie, David W.; Gappa, Judith M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Discusses differences between part- and full-time faculty demographics, work profiles, attitudes and motives, and opinions about teaching and learning in the community college. Asserts that investing in part-time faculty's capabilities, instead of treating them like replaceable parts, will yield long-term returns in teaching effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Cohort Analysis, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Conley, Valerie Martin; Leslie, David W. – 2002
Part-time faculty members are a sizeable part of the workforce in postsecondary institutions today. Forty-two percent of all instructional faculty and staff were employed part time by their institutions in the fall of 1992, and 44 percent of those individuals were teaching in two-year institutions. Data from the 1993 National Study of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, National Surveys
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Leslie, David W.; Walke, James T. – 2001
This study was conducted to provide information about an anomalous population of college and university faculty, those who hold or are eligible for tenure, but whose employment is part-time. This is an unusual arrangement, but the study of the attitudes of such faculty members may provide insight into the preferences and career decisions a more…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Career Choice, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty)
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Leslie, David W. – 1998
This report examines the changes, and the potential consequences of those changes, in the employment patterns of American academics, focusing specifically on the use of short-term and temporary instructors by postsecondary institutions. Following a brief introduction, the report describes shifts in hiring patterns of postsecondary institutions,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Quality
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Leslie, David W. – American Behavioral Scientist, 1998
Investigates the problems that confront academia and suggests that faculty work has changed so profoundly in recent years that tenure is no longer sufficient and/or necessary. Argues that intellectual freedom and accountability are competing demands that must be met simultaneously. Reviews how tenure exacerbates some current problems. (MJP)|
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Employer Employee Relationship
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Leslie, David W. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1998
Issues concerning the increasing use of part-time and adjunct faculty in higher education that must be addressed include the need for research on faculty work, jobs, and careers, and on the institutional setting for part-time employment; faculty career patterns, incentives and disincentives; role of this group in the academic community; and…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Environment
Gappa, Judith M.; Leslie, David W. – 1997
This paper, one in a series about the priorities of the professoriate, traces the rise in the use of part-time faculty and asks whether academic employment has become a dual labor market. Data for the study was derived from the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. The research focuses on the effects on part-time faculty and on educational…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Employment Patterns
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