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ERIC Number: EJ829852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Learning from the Experience of Others: The Evolution of Faculty Tenure and Promotion Rules in Comprehensive Institutions
Youn, Ted I. K.; Price, Tanya M.
Journal of Higher Education, v80 n2 p204-237 Mar-Apr 2009
Organizational rules explain organizational stability and change. Using national surveys and fieldwork, we examine changes in tenure and promotion rules at comprehensive colleges and universities from 1969 to 2002. We find that increased rule founding and change arise from the increasingly rationalized environment, such as the academic profession's normative standards and complex regulatory demands. Notably, institutions adopted the more legitimate rules of research universities and liberal arts colleges. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States