The Changing Professoriate

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March 2016

Today, some 70% of faculty at U.S. institutions hold full- or part-time nontenure-track positions, and a return to the days of a largely tenure-track faculty is highly unlikely. What’s less clear is what future faculty models should look like.

November 2015

The ability to forge flexible workplace agreements with faculty is an oft-hidden and under-utilized strategic advantage for colleges and universities.

May 2013

In The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers (Johns Hopkins University Press) we documented how the faculty and their careers were being reshaped in fundamental ways.

May 2011

The engagement, productivity, and vitality of the faculty are extremely important to the success of academic institutions in fulfilling their missions.

November 2008

This essay explores questions and issues regarding faculty identity and motivation, graduate preparation, institutional socialization and professional development, workload and work satisfaction, work and family balance, and an array of institutional relationships.

February 2007

The characteristics, work patterns, career progression, and retirement plans of American college and university faculty provide waymarks in the continuing transformation of higher education. While the profession appears to remain generally attractive and satisfying, there are troubling signs.

December 2005

Major changes in the faculty labor market are pushing colleges and universities to consider more flexible policies.

October 2004

This report examines some recent trends in faculty demographics and employment patterns at U.S. degree-granting institutions, drawing data from the National Center for Education Statistics.