William M. Plater
The academic profession has changed with startling abruptness, even as the transformation has gone quietly unnoticed by the public, elected officials and, surprisingly, many professors themselves.
Time devoted to producing measurable products that reflect a return on public investment often becomes the most salient factor in assessments of academic productivity and efficiency.
How should the civic work of institutions be measured and related expenses justified? And what does productivity mean when applied to a concept like the public good?