How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide. Paying the Professoriate is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in twenty-eight countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. Paying the Professoriate provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations.
Author: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Various aspects of the academic profession are addressed in 23 papers from a 1984 conference sponsored by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The focus is foundations studies in higher education, process studies, and policy studies. Titles and authors are as follows: "Leadership: Role Expectations of Faculty" (John S. Daniel); "The Academic Profession: An Historical Perspective--'Communities of Scholars in Ontario'" (Blair Neatby); "The Concept of University Autonomy: An Anchronism?" (Ian Winchester); "Some Current Issues of Accountability" (Edward J. Monahan); "The 'Stuck' Professor: Insights into an Aspect of the Faculty Vitality Issue" (Mary Corcoran, Shirley M. Clark); "Women in the Professoriate: The Case of Multiple Disadvantage" (Helen J. Breslauer); "Legal Challenges to Faculty Employment in the United States: If It Isn't One Thing It's Another" (Walter C. Hobbs); "Faculty Development in Canadian Colleges" (Abram G. Konrad); "Analytic Processes in University Teaching and Learning" (Janet Gail Donald); "Evaluating Teaching: The Potential Good" (Mei-fei Elrick, Terry Gillespie); "Indicators of Stress on the Professoriate: Evidence of Task Preference and Health Behaviour" (Elizabeth Thorsen); "Catching the Wave: Teachable Moments for Moral Development" (Richard G. Tiberius, Doreen Cleave-Hogg); "Instruction in the High Technology Academy: An Historical Context from a Faculty Perspective" (Rodney P. Riegle, Patricia E. Van West); "General Evidence of Academic Measurement Problems in Higher Education" (Noemi Selinger Stokes); "The Academic Profession--An Economic Perspective--'An Endangered Profession'" (Howard Bowen); "The Academic Work Process, the Professoriate, and Unionization" (Howard Buchbinder, Janice Newson); "Labour Relations in Canada's Colleges" (John Dennison); "Manpower Flexibility Policies and Practices as Reported by the Executives of Faculty Associations" (Cicely Watson); "Election of Early Retirement and Other Manpower Flexibility Options by Ontario University Faculty: Past, Present, and Future" (Bertrand Hansen); "Ontario Professors Salaries: A Comparative Analysis" (Trish McAdie); "Canadian and Looking for a Professorship in Business?" (Olga L. Crocker); "The Professoriate of Ontario: Professors Generally and Professors of Education as a Case in Point" (John Holland, Saeed Quazi, N. S. Stokes); and"Future Implications of the Age Structure of the Ontario Professoriate" (C. Watson, S. Quazi, N. S. Stokes). (SW)
From the Projects to the Peace Corps to the Professoriate
Journey with Dr. Thomas O. Edwards as he migrates from an early education in the segregated South to earning a doctoral degree from a prestigious university and prospering with an illustrious academic career. He also travels to many parts of the world, starting as a youth, for humanitarian, educational, and professional purposes. In these visits, you will share his descriptions of various exotic localities; his intimate interactions with traveling companions, students and colleagues; his insightful observations of individuals from the host countries; and his scholarly presentations of research and academic discourses. Reading Dr. Edwards memoir will give you the opportunity to interact with an engaging personality while simultaneously broadening your knowledge intellectually and globally.
This indispensable guide provides a unique insight into the academic profession at a time of major change. It is organized both thematically and geographically with attention given to regions rarely covered, such as China and Latin America. For the first time, here is a book that critically assesses the condition of the professoriate at a time of momentous change when the profession is fracturing along fault lines.
This book concentrates on a key figure in university life: the professoriate. It probes its conditions in a comparative perspective, bringing to the fore research findings from six countries with different historical trajectories, social visions, and degrees of insertion in capitalist modes of production: Denmark, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Peru.