Course Catalog


Special Topics

This course offers study of selected topics within this subject. Course content and credits vary according to topic and are announced prior to the registration period.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Graduate students in HIGHED only

Offered in:

2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 16525 W
5:30 - 8:15 pm
Dee,Jay R W01-0075A
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 12
Enrolled: 6
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes: Permission of Instructor|Understanding the Academic Profession This course examines the historical foundations and contemporary policies and practices that shape the academic profession. We explore the professional identity and values of faculty, including academic freedom, professional autonomy, and shared governance, as well as the external and institutional forces that challenge those values. We also seek to understand how faculty work is shaped by contextual factors such as discipline and institutional type. Students will examine research on the socialization and training of future faculty, as well as studies that focus on professional development across the faculty career span. The course provides an equity-based analysis of the academic profession, and seeks to illuminate the work context for women faculty, faculty of color, and part-time and non-tenure-track faculty. Students will explore faculty roles in research, teaching, and service, and examine how the quality of the academic work environment can affect faculty satisfaction and performance. We conclude by creating guidelines for the development of academic policies that can mutually support the priorities of faculty and the needs of higher education institutions.|
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Graduate students in HIGHED only
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