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by Richard Olmsted — 1971
The proper goal of a university education is the subject of serious discussion in many circles today.

by Ibn-Salim Hanna — 1971
The author, a recent Ph.D., describes the frustrations of job-hunting. Here he shares one rather unique reply to his innumerable queries.

by Frank Jennings — 1971

by William Russell — 1949
A tribute to Edward L. Thorndike, 1874-1949

by Kelly Ward & Lisa Wolf-Wendel — 2009
Given the simultaneous ticking of biological and tenure clocks, research topics related to work and family for faculty have captured the attention of faculty and administrators in higher education. A primary emphasis of this research is early career faculty. The goal of this commentary is to broaden the conversation by including the perspectives of mid career faculty based on longitudinal data.

by Michèle Lamont — 2009
Based on her book How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, sociologist Michèle Lamont discusses the role of emotions, interactions, and identities in influencing academic evaluation, including for tenure. She argues that subjectivity is essential for evaluation and that we need to be more aware of its impact – not try to eliminate it. She also argues that we should shift our focus away from bias toward gaining a better understanding of evaluative cultures and evaluative practices and of how they differ across disciplines, universities, and national contexts.

by Autumn Cyprès — 2013
Discussions about professionalism and obligation are rife within academia. However, conversations examining the intersections of politics in academia and the duty owed to the profession are less prevalent. This article seeks to raise questions about the contours of professionalism relative to the politics of tenure and promotion. Such considerations are framed within organizational hegemony, and the social constructions of professional identity.

by Mark Ortwein, Stacey Britton & Amber Carpenter-McCullough — 2014
In this commentary, we suggest that the contemporary publish-or-perish academic culture stands to negatively impact pre-tenure professors—particularly professors at R1 institutions. Indeed, we believe that the present overemphasis on publication, and its attending de-emphasis on teaching quality and meaningful service, provides rich soil for the cultivation of intellectual dereliction. To this end, we assert that the development of “intellectual virtue” ought to be a primary aim of doctoral and pre-tenure mentorship. Such virtues include intellectual honesty, conscientiousness, creativity, and open-mindedness. We conclude the piece with some remarks on cultivating intellectual virtue in the academy.

by Richard Fossey & Robert Cloud — 2017
This commentary examines the conditions through which tenure protects professors, but can also be revoked, and specifically analyzes the 2017 Fifth Circuit court case of Professor Alexander Edionwe, who sued UTRGV president Guy Bailey when his tenure position at UT Pan Am dissolved due to the creation of UTRGV and closure of UT Pan AM.

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by Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E. Austin, & Jaclyn K. Rivard
reviwed by Julie A. Mooney & Luciano da Rosa dos Santos — 2017

by Leonard Cassuto
reviwed by Rosemary Perez & Michael DuPont — 2017

by Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, & Laura E. Rumbley (Eds.)
reviwed by Tony Cawthon & Jimmy Howard, Jr. — 2016

by William Condon, Ellen R. Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, Carol Rutz, & Gudrun Willett
reviwed by Linda Taylor — 2016

by Eelco B. Buitenhuis
reviwed by Laura Knudson — 2016

by J. Luke Wood, Carlos Nevarez
reviwed by Edna Martinez — 2015

by William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin
reviwed by Rozana Carducci — 2015

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Resources
  • Education-line
    Education-line [UK] is an indexed, full text, electronic archive of conference and working papers, reports, policy and discussion documents and early research results in the field of education and training. Education-line is an Anonymous FTP site for education—the only one of its kind in the field!
  • Untangling the Web: Applications of the Internet and Other Information Technologies to Higher Learning
    A broad review of ongoing and planned applications of the Internet and Web in higher education, and an analysis of the technical, educational, and social issues that these applications highlight
  • The College Quarterly
    The College Quarterly is an academic journal devoted to the improvement of college education and the professional development of college educators.
  • Anthropology and International Education via the Internet: A Collaborative Learning Model
  • Educational Researcher
    Published by the American Educational Research Association, the Educational Researcher features section publishes manuscripts that report, synthesize, review, or analyze scholarly inquiry, especially manuscripts that focus on the interpretation, implication, or significance of R&D work in education, and manuscripts that examine developments important to the R&D field.
  • The Kept University
    Commercially sponsored research is impinging on disinterested inquiry. Even more alarming, the authors argue, universities themselves are behaving more and more like for-profit companies
  • Research in Post-Compulsory Education
    Throughout the world, there is a growing awareness of the significance of vocational and post-compulsory education and training systems. Research in Post-Compulsory Education , sponsored by the United Kingdom's Further Education Research Association (FERA), recognizes the need for more international research and analysis and the generation of relevant theory in order to identify policy needs and trends as well as priorities in this growing area.
  • Virtual Universities – Institutional Issues for Information Professionals
  • Research in Higher Education
    RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Journal of the Association for Institutional Research, is an essential source of new information for all concerned with the functioning of postsecondary educational institutions.
  • Brave New Universities
    An analysis of how market capitalism will drive the transformation of higher education
  • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education is an issue-oriented publication that examines the progress of African Americans in the nation's colleges and universities. Articles should be original works of thought and opinion and should not include extensive reviews of the work or published papers of others.
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