Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe

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SUNY Press, 1996 - Education - 161 pages
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Argues that cultural leadership among the faculty of higher education becomes interpretation and facilitation rather than management. Also articulates problems of tenure-track faculty, especially woman and people of color; and issues of individuals who voluntarily leave the tenure track. Based on a series of interviews using experimental forms of ethnographic presentation. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

COMMUNITY AND CULTURE IN ACADEME
1
TENURE AS TOTEM AND SOCIALIZATION IN THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
21
THE TENURE AND PROMOTION YEARS
43
ENGENDERING SOCIALIZATION
75
SOCIALIZATION AND CULTURAL TAXATION RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE ACADEMY
103
RETHINKING PROMOTION AND TENURE
125
Appendix A
149
Appendix B
151
Bibliography
153
Index
157
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William G. Tierney is Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California.

Estela Mara Bensimon is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California.

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