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The Resource Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin

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Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education
Title
Locus of authority
Title remainder
the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education
Statement of responsibility
William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Locus of Authority argues that every issue facing today's colleges and universities, from stagnant degree completion rates to worrisome cost increases, is exacerbated by a century-old system of governance that desperately requires change. While prior studies have focused on boards of trustees and presidents, few have looked at the place of faculty within the governance system. Specifically addressing faculty roles in this structure, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin ask: do higher education institutions have what it takes to reform effectively from within? Bowen and Tobin use case studies of four very different institutions--the University of California, Princeton University, Macalester College, and the City University of New York--to demonstrate that college and university governance has capably adjusted to the necessities of the moment and that governance norms and policies should be assessed in the context of historical events. The authors examine how faculty roles have evolved since colonial days to drive change but also to stand in the way of it. Bowen and Tobin make the case that successful reform depends on the artful consideration of technological, financial, and cultural developments, such as the explosion in online learning. Stressing that they do not want to diminish faculty roles but to facilitate their most useful contributions, Bowen and Tobin explore whether departments remain the best ways through which to organize decision making and if the concepts of academic freedom and shared governance need to be sharpened and redefined. Locus of Authority shows that the consequences of not addressing college and university governance are more than the nation can afford"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, William G
Dewey number
378.1/010973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2331.72
LC item number
.B684 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tobin, Eugene M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Teacher participation in administration
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • Education, Higher
  • Teacher participation in administration
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
894625453
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780691166421
Lccn
2014036704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625453
Label
Locus of authority : the evolution of faculty roles in the governance of higher education, William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
894625453
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 380 pages
Isbn
9780691166421
Lccn
2014036704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625453

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