The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers

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Johns Hopkins University Press
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6.22 X 9.04 X 1.42 inches | 1.83 pounds

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About the Author

Jack H. Schuster is a professor of education and public policy emeritus at Claremont Graduate University. Martin J. Finkelstein is a professor of higher education at Seton Hall University.

Always readable, occasionally conversational style . . . keeps you moving along.
--Mary Taylor Huber, Change
The American Faculty is destined to be a classic . . . The most thorough and thoughtful analysis of its topic in many years.
--Philip G. Altbach, Journal of Education Planning and Administration
I found this book to be a significant resource for data on the American professoriate.
--James S. Fairweather, Academe
Practitioners and researchers looking for a comprehensive overview of the faculty life with an emphasis on changes in the last 40 years will be well served by reading The American Faculty.
--Adrianna Kezar, Journal of College Student Development
This book and its extensive research appendices are a must-read for scholars who study the academic profession . . . It will be important for provosts, deans, department chairs, and those who have previously been involved in the 'faculty roles and rewards' movement to read this book and interpret its trends and implications for their own campuses and plans for faculty hiring, professional development, and reward systems.
--KerryAnn O'Meara and Kate Hudson, Review of Higher Education
An impressive piece of work, a key reading for anyone interested in the state of academic work--especially, but not only, in the United States--and where it might be headed.
--Malcolm Tight, Studies in Higher Education
The American Faculty is an extensive examination of the condition of the American academic profession.
--Taggart Smith, Teaching Theology and Religion
The American Faculty is a worthy addition to the expanding field of higher education studies.
--William Bruneau, CAUT Bulletin
Jack Schuster and Martin Finkelstein's The American Faculty cannot be approached with anything but interest.
--Paul Stortz and E. Lisa Panayotidis, Academic Matters
A unique study of the present academic moment and, given the magnitude of effort involved in any attempted replication of its methods or results, The American Faculty will not be easily superceded.
--Kenneth-Roy Bonin, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
The definitive work of a broad shift now underway.
--Future Survey
The authors paint a troubling picture.
--University Business