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What Ever Happened to the Faculty?: Drift and Decision in Higher Education


reviewed by William G. Tierney March 05, 2007

coverTitle: What Ever Happened to the Faculty?: Drift and Decision in Higher Education
Author(s): Mary Burgan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
ISBN: 0801884616 , Pages: 264, Year: 2006
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Mary Burgan stepped down a few years ago as General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). She also had been a longtime professor of English at Indiana University – Bloomington where she held a variety of academic posts—department chair and the like. As full disclosure I should mention that I know Professor Burgan from the AAUP where I have been a member and until recently was book review editor of Academe. I have been on panels with her and she penned a chapter in a book I edited. Anyone who knows Burgan is likely to acknowledge that she is witty, erudite, well read, and thoughtful. She is an engaging speaker and cares deeply about the academy. Many will also admit that the AAUP is perhaps the most difficult of the higher education associations to “lead” in large part because the membership is primarily made up of faculty who... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 05, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13719, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 8:14:41 AM

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  • William Tierney
    University of Southern California
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    WILLIAM G. TIERNEY is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California.
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