Higher Education Dynamics

The Professoriate

Profile of a Profession

Editors: Welch, Anthony (Ed.)

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What does it mean to be an academic in the twenty first century? Clearly, there is no one answer to this question, as the diversity evident in the following chapters reveals. Elite research universities often tend to join with others of their kind, so that a professor from an elite US institution may well undertake a Japanese sabbatical (if at all) at the University of Tokyo, a UK semester at Oxford or Cambridge, or an Australian semester at the University of Sydney, or perhaps Melbourne. At each, they can expect to have at their disposal well-stocked libraries, replete with requisite books, journals and databases, (many now available electronically), as well as highly regarded specialist peers in their research areas, with whom they can discuss their work in detail. How can this academic lifeworld be compared with that of a member of the South East Asian professoriate, for example, or many in Latin America and Africa, where inadequate wages often necessitate taking on a second job, often at a lower quality private institution (which, however, likely offers better remuneration), and/or perhaps conducting a small business on the side (Welch 2003, Tipton, Jarvis and Welch 2003), and where the lack of basic infrastructure, as well as research training, means that teaching, and perhaps some administration, is perhaps the limit of one’s activities? The story of differentiation, however, is not limited todifferences between elite institutions in OECD countries and more modest institutions elsewhere.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Academics’ View of Teaching Staff Mobility

    Jürgen Enders, Ulrich Teichler

    Pages 97-112

  • Academic Challenges: The American Professoriate in Comparative Perspective

    Philip Altbach

    Pages 147-165

  • Conclusion: New Millennium, New Milieu?

    Anthony Welch

    Pages 205-215

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Professoriate
Book Subtitle
Profile of a Profession
Editors
  • Anthony Welch
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3383-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3383-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3382-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6178-3
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 223
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