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ERIC Number: EJ814302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-12
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
University of Arizona Scholar of Higher Education Will Lead Professors' Association
Wilson, Robin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n3 pA12 Sep 2008
This article reports that Gary Rhoades, who has spent his entire 22-year career at the University of Arizona studying issues that affect the professoriate, has been named general secretary of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Mr. Rhoades directs Arizona's Center for the Study of Higher Education. Leaders of the AAUP hope his expertise will bring a depth of knowledge to the group and put him in a good position to help guide it through its centennial year, in 2015. During his career at Arizona, Mr. Rhoades has analyzed faculty-union contracts, studied changes in the academic work force, and written about the effects of "academic capitalism," a theory that says universities care more about making money than about educating students. The last three general secretaries of the professors' association had no scholarly background in higher education: One was a political scientist, another was an English professor, and another was a scholar of Japan who had been a college president.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona