The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education

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Joseph C. Hermanowicz
JHU Press, Jun 30, 2011 - Education - 392 pages
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The academic profession, like many others, is rapidly being transformed. This book explores the current challenges to the profession and their broad implications for American higher education.

Examining what professors do and how academia is changing, contributors to this volume assess current and potential threats to the profession. Leading scholars in sociology and higher education explore such topics as structural and cognitive change, socialization and deviance, career development, and professional autonomy and regulation.

A comprehensive analysis of the significant questions facing this crucial profession, The American Academic Profession will be welcomed by students and scholars as well as by administrators and policy makers concerned with the future of the academy.

 

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Contents

The Professoriates Perilous Path
1
PART I STRUCTURAL AND COGNITIVE CHANGE
19
PART II SOCIALIZATION AND DEVIANCE
143
PART III EXPERIENCE OF THE ACADEMIC CAREER
189
PART IV AUTONOMY AND REGULATION
239
PART V CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL VIEWS
313
Contributors
351
Index
359
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Joseph C. Hermanowicz is an associate professor of sociology and a fellow in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Lives in Science: How Institutions Affect Academic Careers.

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