ERIC Number: EJ746031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
From Athens and Berlin to LA: Faculty Work & the New Academy
Rice, R. Eugene
Liberal Education, v92 n4 p6-13 Fall 2006
This article presents the author's examination of the role of faculty in the new academy. He contends that undergraduate education reforms that were launched in the last three decades of the twentieth century, although creative and energetic, have not been fully integrated into the central mission of most institutions, structured into the reward system, or built into the life of the departments regarded by most faculty as their institutional home. He argues that the current context of faculty preparation requires a comprehensive and transformative approach to the reorganization of faculty work; an additive or incremental approach to reform is insufficient. In exploring new ways of organizing faculty work in the twenty-first-century academy, it is important to build on the strengths of the past.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Undergraduate Study, Liberal Arts, Teaching (Occupation), Scholarship, Organizational Objectives, Administrators, Collegiality, Transformational Leadership, Educational History, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin); Greece (Athens)