ERIC Number: EJ849860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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In Search of a New Equilibrium: Economic Aspects of Higher Education's Changing Faculty Composition
Monk, David H.; Dooris, Michael J.; Erickson, Rodney A.
Education Finance and Policy, v4 n3 p300-318 Sum 2009
This article examines the interconnected phenomena of recruitment, retention, and utilization of faculty at research universities, with special emphasis on the changing mix of tenure track and contingent (i.e., fixed term) faculty members. The authors argue, based upon both national data and detailed information from a particular institution, that powerful economic forces are prompting research universities to rethink fundamental strategies about the core academic workforce.
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Faculty Mobility, Tenure, Adjunct Faculty, Economic Factors, Staff Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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