Thriving in Academia: Understanding and Managing the Complexities of Faculty Work In this paper, I will illustrate the changing nature and complexity of faculty employment in college and university settings. I will use existing higher education research to describe changes in faculty demographics, the escalating demands placed on faculty in the work setting, and challenges that confront professors seeking tenure or ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2012
Thriving in Academia: Understanding and Managing the Complexities of Faculty Work
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  • Ketevan Mamiseishvili
    University of Arkansas
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Thriving in Academia: Understanding and Managing the Complexities of Faculty Work
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2012, Vol. 15, 77-84. doi:10.1044/ihe15.2.77
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2012, Vol. 15, 77-84. doi:10.1044/ihe15.2.77

In this paper, I will illustrate the changing nature and complexity of faculty employment in college and university settings. I will use existing higher education research to describe changes in faculty demographics, the escalating demands placed on faculty in the work setting, and challenges that confront professors seeking tenure or administrative advancement. Boyer’s (1990) framework for bringing traditionally marginalized and neglected functions of teaching, service, and community engagement into scholarship is examined as a model for balancing not only teaching, research, and service, but also work with everyday life.

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