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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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reviwed by KerryAnn O’Meara, Allison LaFave & Lindsey Templeton — 2015

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by Bruce M. Shore
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by Joseph C. Hermanowicz
reviwed by Todd Lundberg & Clifton Conrad — 2013

by Cathy Ann Trower
reviwed by Joseph Hermanowicz — 2013

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Resources
  • Internet teaching and the Adminstration of Knowledge
  • Academe
    Academe is a bimonthly magazine of the American Association of University Professors. It is a thoughtful and provocative review of developments affecting higher education faculty. Written by professors for professors.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
    The Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.
  • The Kept University
    Commercially sponsored research is putting at risk the paramount value of higher education—disinterested inquiry. Even more alarming, the authors argue, universities themselves are behaving more and more like for-profit companies. By Eyal Press and Jennifer Washburn
  • Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education
    Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education provides higher education managers and administrators with innovative material which analyses and informs their practice of management.
  • University, Inc.
    "A revolution is afoot in higher education.... Those who pay the piper (corporations and governments) will surely call the tune. The relevance of universities is on the line." A review of Bill Reading's book, The University in Ruins.
  • Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
    The Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management is an international, peer-reviewed journal of professional experience and ideas in post-secondary education. It supports higher education managers by disseminating ideas, analyses and reports of professional experience relevant to colleagues internationally.
  • Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Student Evaluation of Faculty: Galloping Polls In The 21st Century
    Despite a history of conflicting research on the reliability and validity of student evaluation of faculty (SEF) it has typically not been viewed as an infringement on academic freedom.
  • Journal of Higher Education
    Founded in 1930, The Journal of Higher Education is the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insight to investigate issues important to faculty, administrators, and program managers.
  • Virtual Teaching in Higher Education
    Contrary to the proposed hypotheses, quantitative results demonstrated the virtual class scored an average of 20% higher than the traditional class on both examinations.
  • 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!
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