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ERIC Number: ED104250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-25
Pages: 11
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The Future of the Professoriate.
Duffey, Joseph
These observations center around several themes having to do with the social position of today's professoriate, the future of their relationships to the institutions where they teach, and the future of academic freedom. The economic insecurity of a good section of the professoriate, especially the younger members, must be kept in mind. More than one half of faculty who teach in higher education have no opportunity to earn extra income, and nearly one-third of the teachers in higher education are earning an income below the national average family income. While the faculty must be accountable for its actions, that accountability cannot be achieved by increasing faculty insecurity. Another threat to faculty is in the area of academic freedom. This threat comes not so much from outside the academic community but from a timidity and acquiescence within the ranks. The most important function of higher education is to stimulate a perception of values that will enable the citizenry to shape the processes of economic development rather than be shaped by them. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (30th, Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 1975)