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ERIC Number: EJ922114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Tenuous Ties: The Limited-Term Full-Time Faculty in Canadian Universities
Rajagopal, Indhu
Review of Higher Education, v28 n1 p49-75 Fall 2004
This paper examines limited-term full-time faculty (LTFTs) in Canadian universities in 1991-1992 in response to the author's survey. It addresses the following issues: the faculty hierarchy, the characteristics of LTFTs, career paths, career aspirations and job prospects, barriers to achieving tenure-stream positions, workloads, perceptions of their workplace, and their view of how tenured faculty perceive them. The discussion examines these questions: Are LTFTs a kind of "disposable" faculty? Does hierarchy in academe begin where collegium ends?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada