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Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative


reviewed by Mary Deane Sorcinelli August 09, 2007

coverTitle: Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative
Author(s): Judith M. Gappa, Ann E. Austin, and Andrea G. Trice
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787966134 , Pages: 400, Year: 2007
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Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative by Judith M. Gappa, Ann E. Austin and Andrea G. Trice is required reading for every faculty member and academic leader wrestling with the dramatic changes that have affected faculty work and workplaces, particularly over the last decade. The authors offer an analysis of the changing context of faculty work, a framework that outlines key elements of the work experience of faculty members, a discussion of each of these core aspects of academic work, and recommendations for how institutions can enhance each element for the benefit of faculty. The authors ultimately conclude that a widespread reassessment of current university frameworks is imperative if academia hopes to continue to provide a nurturing and supportive network for incoming as well as current faculty, and also offer a standard of academic excellence for students. Part One outlines four fundamental challenges that faculty and their institutions are currently... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 09, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14578, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 9:48:42 PM

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  • Mary Sorcinelli
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    DR. MARY DEANE SORCINELLI is Associate Provost for Faculty Development, associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Research Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and founding director of the award-winning Center For Teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1988-2006). Prior to joining UMass Amherst, she served as director of the Office of Faculty Development at Indiana University Bloomington (1983-88). Mary Deane has published numerous articles and co-authored books including: Developing New and Junior Faculty (1992), Assigning and Responding to Student Writing Across the Disciplines (1997), Developing a Teaching Portfolio (2000), Heeding New Voices: Academic Careers for a New Generation (2000), and Creating the Future of Faculty Development (2006).
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