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ERIC Number: ED187178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-19
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Aunt Alice at the Country Club: Observations on the Academic Class Structure.
Seib, Kenneth
The notion that the university teaching profession is not the working-class is discussed. It is suggested that the failure of faculty to recognize that they are laborers could prove disastrous within the next decade. Universities and colleges are faced with declining resources, lowering enrollments, growing bureaucracy, and bleak prognoses for the future. The most serious threat to higher education is claimed to be the failure of quality leadership. There is a great distance between administration and faculty. Much of the present situation in higher education is thought to be the result of administrative mismanagement. Typical types of administrators are described. It is suggested that professors need to stop seeing themselves as some privileged class who are somehow apart from the world of work and everyday life. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A