Rethinking Faculty Work & Workplaces


Profound challenges in higher education—fiscal constraints, escalating competition, demands for greater accountability, growing enrollments, increasingly diverse faculty appointments, and the continuous expansion of new technologies—are transforming the careers of faculty.

Rethinking Faculty Work highlights an overall framework and five key elements that are essential to the work experience of all faculty members—equity, academic freedom, flexibility, professional growth, and collegiality. Throughout the book, the authors include recommendations for how colleges and universities can use the framework to rethink their academic workplaces. Illustrative examples show how to strengthen the five essential elements in ways that are appropriate to a particular institution’s culture and needs and that ensure dynamic, supportive, and productive institutional environments for everyone.

Rethinking Faculty Work presents strategic approaches to support faculty—who are indeed the heart of the universities and colleges where they work—and the intellectual capital that ensures their excellence.

Written for educators, administrators, policy makers, and anyone else concerned with the future of higher education, Rethinking Faculty Work shows how changes in higher education are transforming the careers of faculty and provides a model that makes it possible for all faculty to be in a position to do their best. This important resource offers a vision of academic workplaces that will attract superb faculty committed to fulfilling the missions of the universities and colleges where they work. Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education’s Strategic Imperative (Hardcover)