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ERIC Number: EJ827355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Battling for Hearts and Minds
Bousquet, Marc
Academe, v94 n6 p26-28 Nov-Dec 2008
In this article, the author discusses how the new trends in corporate management are changing the ways in which the administration deals with faculty culture. Informed by trends in corporate management, administration is turning away from the human-resources model of developing individual potential and is taking as its goal instead the transformation of institutional culture. Meanwhile, a significant fraction of tenure-stream faculty are now taking an increasingly managerial role over other campus workers. With the spread of acceptance among the tenure-stream faculty of academic-capitalist values, there is little evidence of anything that resembles an "oppositional culture." Nonetheless, an emergent and vigorous culture of faculty opposition now exists. The rising faculty culture belongs to the unionization movements of contingent faculty and graduate employees, who together comprise what the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) accurately terms the "new majority faculty." Here, the author discusses how these militant contingent faculty are building a culture of opposition in response to the administration's war on faculty culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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