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Doctoral Education and The Faculty of the Future

reviewed by Marie Volpe - May 22, 2009

coverTitle: Doctoral Education and The Faculty of the Future
Author(s): Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte V. Kuh (Eds.)
Publisher: Cornell University Press, Ithaca
ISBN: 0801445434, Pages: 308, Year: 2008
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The calls for action ring loud and clear on the pages of this recently released book. The editors have compiled and skillfully arranged a collection of seventeen scholarly essays that take a pragmatic approach in addressing various complex and inter-related issues that pose serious challenges for Higher Education and its constituencies in the present and for the future. The critical issues discussed in this book center around the fact that there are large numbers of faculty who are retiring at the very same time that student enrollments are expanding. This becomes increasingly problematic as more and more students enroll and the demand for faculty increases. The difficulty in meeting the demand for new faculty is compounded by budget constraints that have resulted in the hiring of part-time and non-tenure faculty instead of tenure track faculty. Insufficient numbers of full-time faculty carry implications not only for how education is delivered at the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 22, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15636, Date Accessed: 5/26/2020 5:39:58 PM

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  • Marie Volpe
    Teachers College Columbia University
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    MARIE VOLPE is adjunct assistant professor of adult and organizational learning at Teachers College Columbia University, where she teaches dissertation seminars and serves as adviser to doctoral candidates.
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