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Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 2013
Policy and practice in higher education today are defined and limited by what many have claimed are "new realities" confronting colleges and universities. Gary Rhoades contends that three of these are embedded in the just-in-time hiring practices, the at-will conditions of work, and the depersonalized curricular delivery models assigned…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Selection, Teacher Attitudes
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Smith, Vernon C.; Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 2006
Web-based, e-learning classes, or online classes that use a proprietary course management system such as Blackboard, are an increasingly prominent part of higher education, particularly in community colleges. In fact, more than three-quarters of community colleges now offer the same course in face-to-face and online modes. And community colleges…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 2000
Discussion of higher education faculty and unions urges a "public professional unionism" in which faculty and staff work cooperatively with administrators to promote quality in instruction and a high level of professionalism through participative decision making. Argues that higher education unions must also pay more attention in collective…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education
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Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 1995
A study analyzed the administrative costs of a research university of 35,000 students by examining departmental budgets from 1987-88 to 1991-92. Focus of the analysis is on rates of growth and decline in central administrative, instructional, and academic college expenditures rather than on absolute levels of expenditure. (MSE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Costs