ERIC Number: EJ816784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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The Baby Boomers as Faculty: What Will They Leave Behind?
Doyle, William R.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v40 n6 p56-59 Nov-Dec 2008
This article examines the trend of faculty retirement in the United States. Much of the concern about aging faculty has centered on the twin concerns of lifetime employment in the form of tenure and the lack of a mandatory retirement age. However, as analysis shows, more attention should be paid to what will happen when older faculty "do" retire, which they will, albeit later than they have in the past. They will leave behind a higher education system where far fewer faculty will be a part of the traditional career track. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Retirement, Baby Boomers, College Faculty, Higher Education, Aging (Individuals), Tenure, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States