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ERIC Number: EJ1096777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Moving toward the Market and Away from Public Service? Effects of Resource Dependency and Academic Capitalism
Jaeger, Audrey J.; Thronton, Courtney H.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v10 n3 p53-67 2005
Research-extensive land-grant institutions face the unique challenge of asking faculty to fulfill a historic mission of public service in a time of scarce resources. This article discusses the parallel between the effects of resource dependency and academic capitalism on the research enterprise and on public service endeavors through the perceptions of faculty at a research-extensive land-grant institution. Results confirm that the nature of faculty public service work is shifting in scope, scale, process, and audience due to the scarcity of resources for public service and subsequent changes in faculty behavior. Perhaps the most difficult, as well as the most enduring, question of public service is the question of how we can afford it--or indeed whether we can afford not to do it ("P. H. Crosson, Public Service in Higher Education: Practices and Priorities").
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862
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