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ERIC Number: ED419483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May-1
Pages: 360
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-3716-7
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Managed Professionals: Unionized Faculty and Restructuring Academic Labor. SUNY Series: Frontiers in Education.
Rhoades, Gary
This volume is intended as a sourcebook on the negotiated terms of faculty work and as a sociological analysis of the restructuring of faculty as a professional workforce. Two overarching issues are addressed: the balance between faculty self-government and managerial flexibility in contracts, and the internal divisions between faculty that are built into their contracts. Based on a sample of 45 percent of the more than 470 negotiated faculty agreements nationwide (which cover 242,000 faculty), the volume offers examples and analyses of contractual provisions on: salary structures, retrenchment, use and working conditions of part-time faculty, use of educational technology in distance education, outside employment, and intellectual property rights. Chapters include: (1)"Academics as an Organizationally Managed, Stratified Professional Work Force"; (2) "Restructuring Professional Rewards: The Structure, Stratification, and Centrality of Faculty Salaries"; (3) "Retrenchment and Reorganization: Managing Academic Work(ers) for Productivity"; (4) "Reorganizing the Faculty Work Force for Flexibility: Part-Time Professional Labor"; (5) "The Production Politics of Teaching and Technology: Deskilling, Enskilling, and Managerial Extension"; (6) "Managerial Domain and Academic Employees: Outside Employment, Intellectual Property, and Faculty's Own Time"; and (7) "Unionized Faculty: Managing the Restructuring of Professionals and Production Work in Colleges and Universities." (Contains approximately 275 chapter endnotes and 200 bibliographic entries.) (MAB)
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-3715-9, $73.50, paperback: ISBN-0-7914-3716-7, $25).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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