The New Academic Generation
A Profession in Transformation
Normal Price: $94.00
Your Price: $84.60 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.23 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
New Academic Generation by Martin J. Finkelstein
Book DescriptionAmerican colleges and universities are poised at the edge of a remarkable transformation. But while rapid technological changes and increasingly intense competition for funding are widely recognized as signs of a new era, there has also been an unprecedented though silent demographic change in the profile of the faculty. In The New Academic Generation, higher education researchers Martin Finkelstein, Robert Seal, and Jack Schuster focus on the changing face of academe, as women, foreign-born, and minority scholars enter the professoriate in larger numbers and as alternatives to full-time tenure-eligible appointments take hold. Looking at who will teach at American colleges and universities in the future and examining their roles and responsibilities, the authors argue that the new generation will usher in an era of dramatic change with profound long-term implications. Finkelstein, Seal, and Schuster base their analysis on the 1993 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The largest national survey of faculty in a quarter-century, it provides detailed analyses permitting the authors to describe the characteristics of the relatively new entrants into academic careers, and to compare them with their more senior colleagues. The authors present their analysis in 88 tables, describe their findings, examine future issues for teaching-learning communities, and provide strategies for strengthening the faculty-and thereby higher education itself. The challenges posed by this new academic generation, they conclude, will be one of the defining issues for American colleges and universities for years to come.
Buy New Academic Generation book by Martin J. Finkelstein from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780801858864
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martin J. Finkelstein
Faculty Factor, Hardback (November 2016)
Written for professors, adjuncts, graduate students, and academic, political, business, and not-for-profit leaders, this data-rich study offers a balanced assessment of the risks and opportunities posed for the American faculty by economic, market-driven forces beyond their control.
American Faculty, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Martin J. Finkelstein
They outline the stakes for the nation and the challenging work to be done.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about New Academic Generation book by Martin J. Finkelstein and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Martin J. Finkelstein
Martin J. Finkelstein is the director of the New Jersey Institute for Collegiate Teaching and Learning and professor of education at Seton Hall University. Robert K. Seal is executive assistant to the provost at William Paterson University. Jack H. Schuster is professor of education and public policy at Claremont Graduate University.
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-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. 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.