TITLE

The sky isn't falling, yet

AUTHOR(S)
Toch, T.
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/23/92, Vol. 112 Issue 11, The Best Graduate Schools p92
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses why predicted faculty shortages are unlikely to materialize. Evidence from the influential book, `Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences,' by William Bowen and Julie Ann Sosa; Decrease in the Modern Language Association (MLA) job listings from 1990 to 1991; The current fiscal crisis could result in permanent cuts in course offerings and in faculty; More. INSET: The top 15 by discipline (reputational survey of liberal arts....
ACCESSION #
9203232948

 

Related Articles

  • Death by inattention: The strange fate of faculty governance. Scott, Joanna Vecchiar // Academe;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p28 

    Focuses on the crises which faculty governance face, with reference to public institutions. Reference to articles which dispute the term governance; Details on a conference entitled `Shared Governance verses Corporate Management' which was held by the American Association of University Professors.

  • Financial exigency in court. Franke, Ann H. // Academe;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p72 

    Examines the termination of faculty appointments for financial reasons by three courts. Information on the American Association of University Professors policy on termination; Definition of financial exigency; Identification of the three institutes which declared financial exigency.

  • Four black institutions search for presidents.  // Jet;4/22/91, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p22 

    Reports on the presidential searches being conducted by four predominantly black institutions: Alabama State University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Jackson State University, and Grambling State University.

  • Using the compa-ratio detect gender bias in faculty salaries. Bereman, N.A.; Scott, J.A. // Journal of Higher Education;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p556 

    Presents a study of the compa-ratio technique that tested its utility and effectiveness. The technique was applied to the analysis of gender bias in faculty salaries at a midwestern university, and the results were compared with those derived from two multiple regression analyses of the same...

  • Career publication patterns and collaborative `styles' in American academic science. Bayer, A.E.; Smart, J.C. // Journal of Higher Education;Nov/Dec91, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p613 

    Addresses the challenges to academic decision makers resulting from the growing practice of faculty members sharing authorship on publications. A complete twenty-five-year publication history of authorship placement of 150 university chemists is analyzed to derive a topology for evaluation of...

  • Faculty Rank System, Research motivation, and Faculty Research Productivity. Tien, Flora F.; Blackburn, Robert T. // Journal of Higher Education;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p2 

    Explores the relationship between the traditional system of college faculty ranks and faculty research productivity from the perspectives of behavioral reinforcement theory and of selection function. Testing of six hypotheses using data from the 1989 Carnegie survey of faculty; Failure to...

  • Wanted: Ph.D.'s?  // Quill;Sep93, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p11 

    Reports on academic institutions's search for faculty with communications Doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) according to communications scholar Melvin DeFleur. Difficulty of finding Ph.D.'s; Recruiters' need to help support their trainees.

  • A look at tenure.  // Washington Monthly;Jun86, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p13 

    An associate professor of physics at Columbia University tells why he turned down tenure and why other professors should also. He believes tenure can exclude productive, energetic scholars from the system, maintain unproductive, unmotivated teachers in universities and discourage young minds...

  • In search of black faculty. Hocker, C. // Black Enterprise;May91, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p70 

    Addresses the current controversy over the lack of black tenured faculty at the nation's colleges and universities. Opportunities for faculty jobs; Finding a teaching position; Earnings ranges; Steps to attaining tenure; Why higher education needs a greater proportion of black faculty; Schools'...

  • College retirement. Lenckus, Dave // Business Insurance;8/7/95, Vol. 29 Issue 32, p6 

    Reports that American universities and colleges have offered early retirement benefits to their older professors. Effort of institutions to bring more diversity in their faculty.

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics