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ERIC Number: EJ890345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 101
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Greedy Institutions: The Importance of Institutional Context for Teaching in Higher Education
Wright, Mary C.; Assar, Nandini; Kain, Edward L.; Kramer, Laura; Howery, Carla B.; McKinney, Kathleen; Glass, Becky; Atkinson, Maxine
Teaching Sociology, v32 n2 p144-159 Apr 2004
This article focuses on how the institutional contexts of colleges and universities shape these "greedy institutions." We look at the current social, political, and economic trends affecting all postsecondary institutions, specifically the forces that encourage "greediness." We examine the literature on structural arenas that influence teaching in higher education, including type of institution and departmental level characteristics, considering how the varied structural features of institutions and departments shape the conditions of academic life and demands placed on faculty. We identify the features of the institutional context that can help faculty manage demands on their time and enhance teaching and learning. The article closes with identification of areas for future inquiry and a challenge to sociologists to contribute to an examination of the contextual forces that shape the work lives of faculty and students. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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