The Changing Landscape of the Academic Profession
Faculty Culture at for-Profit Colleges and Universities
By (author) Vicente M. Lechuga
Normal Price: $235.00
Your Price: $211.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $23.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Changing Landscape of the Academic Profession by Vicente M. Lechuga
Book DescriptionThe rapid success of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) only recently has caught the attention of scholars in academe. The continuing expansion of the proprietary higher education sector has lead to fundamental questions regarding the purpose and function of FPCUs. As new technologies continue to emerge, education is becoming of increasing import to employees seeking to upgrade their skills and employers in search of individuals who possess the necessary expertise and training to help their organizations succeed. For-profit institutions challenge traditional notions of the academy--such as shared governance, tenure, and academic freedom--by utilizing administrative practices that more aptly apply to the corporate arena. Moreover, they exclusively employ non-tenure-track faculty members. This study provides a framework for understanding faculty roles and responsibilities at for profit colleges and universities. The author employs a series of in-depth interviews with 53 faculty members, from four for-profit institutions. Utilizing a cultural framework, the study explores the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of faculty work with particular consideration given to faculty member's non-tenure-track status, participation in decision-making activities, and academic freedom. The study examines the culture of the faculty work by asking how the profit-seeking nature of the institution affects their efforts inside and outside of the classroom. The author introduces a new component to the cultural framework that illustrates how the close ties between FPCUs and business and industry affect the nature of faculty work.
Buy Changing Landscape of the Academic Profession book by Vicente M. Lechuga from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780415976992
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vicente M. Lechuga
Restructuring Shared Governance in Higher Education, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Vicente M. Lechuga
Shared governance has been a hallmark of higher education in the United States since the early twentieth century. This work addresses shared governance from several perspectives, including partnerships between the state and higher education, disjointed governance in university centers and institutes, and more.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Changing Landscape of the Academic Profession book by Vicente M. Lechuga and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Vicente M. Lechuga
Vicente M. Lechuga is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, at the University of Southern California. He is the co-editor of the recent New Directions for Higher Education issue entitled Restructuring Shared Governance in Higher Education. He received the 2004 Excellence in the Academy Award from the National Education Association for an article he co-authored, with William G. Tierney, on academic freedom.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.