Paying the Professoriate

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136631291
Format: PDF
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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.

International Faculty in Higher Education

Author: Maria Yudkevich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485773X
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In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, faculty mobility across countries has become widespread, yet is little understood. Grounded in qualitative methodology, this volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today and explores the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource offers higher education scholars and administrators a comparative perspective, helping to explain the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.

Global Perspectives on Higher Education

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421419262
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over the past half-century, globalization has had a profound impact on postsecondary education. The twin forces of mass higher education and the global knowledge economy have driven an unprecedented transformation. These fundamental changes have pulled in opposite directions: one pushes for wider access and accompanying challenges of quality, the other toward exclusive, "world class" research-oriented universities. In Global Perspectives on Higher Education, renowned higher education scholar Philip G. Altbach offers a wide-ranging perspective on the implications of these key forces and explores how they influence academe everywhere. Altbach begins with a discussion of the global trends that increasingly affect higher education, including the implications of mass enrollments, the logic of mass higher education systems around the world, and specific challenges facing Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He considers the numerous implications of globalization, including the worldwide use of the English language, university cross-border initiatives, the role of research universities in developing countries, the impact of the West on Asian universities, and the expansion of private higher education. Provocative and wide-ranging, Global Perspectives on Higher Education considers how the international exchange of ideas, students, and scholars has fundamentally altered higher education.

The International Imperative in Higher Education

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462093385
Format: PDF, ePub
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21st century higher education faces immense changes—from the broad impact of globalization to the implications of massification and the growth of enrollments worldwide. The International Imperative in Higher Education focuses on most of the central elements affecting universities worldwide. Included among the themes analyzed are global issues such as corruption, the continuing impact of the brain drain and the phenomenon of brain exchange, the role of English in internationalization, changes in the environment for publishing and knowledge distribution, and academic freedom. The specific elements of internationalization, such as growing commercialization, and the role of agents and recruiters as a part of global student flows are considered. The role of the academic profession in a rapidly changing university environment is also discussed. Special attention is paid to China and India, the world’s two largest academic systems, and the specific challenges faced by them. This book consists of 40 concise essays analyzing key aspects of global higher education. They bring together broad analysis and an underlying concern for the public good aspects of higher education in a comparative and international framework.

The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession

Author: P. Altbach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230369790
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first book to critically analyze the future of higher education systems in the four BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - and the USA, analyzing academic salaries, contracts and working conditions and how national policy will affect the academic profession in each context.

Young Faculty in the Twenty First Century

Author: Maria Yudkevich
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438457286
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Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation. Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century is the first book to analyze issues facing early-career higher education faculty in an international context. The contributors discuss how young academics are affected by contracts, salaries, the structure of careers, and institutional conditions. The analyses cover the full spectrum of the academic profession, including part-time jobs and short-term contracts, both in public and private institutions. The book also addresses what universities must do in order to attract young, qualified candidates.

OECD Economic Surveys Canada 2012

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264127920
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OECD's 2012 survey of the Canadian economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects, and takes a special look at business innovation and tertiary education.

Ci ncias Pol ticas P blicas e Sociedade Sustent vel

Author: Carlos José Saldanha Machado
Publisher: Editora E-papers
ISBN: 9788576503361
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Este livro pretende apresentar - uma compreensão de processos históricos, e socioantropológicos, de produção de conhecimentos científicos e de artefatos tecnológicos pelas pesquisas biomédicas, voltados para à saúde pública, e resultantes do uso de animais em experimentações; uma avaliação da ação estatal de regulação do acesso e uso de recursos naturais renováveis e de conhecimentos tradicionais por agentes econômicos e cientistas à luz do regime internacional da biodiversidade; uma promoção da integração do desenvolvimento sustentável com os campos econômico, social e ambiental discutindo as potencialidades de aplicação dos royalties do petróleo na conservação da biodiversidade como um dos instrumentos de promoção de justiça intergeracional; uma aproximação da virologia ambiental, mediada pela sociologia ambiental, do universo de políticas públicas nacionais necessárias à busca e/ou manutenção da qualidade de vida dos cidadãos em um país de dimensões continentais e multicultural.

Ideen und Realit ten von Universit ten

Author: Marc Fabian Buck
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783631623817
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Dieser Band versammelt aktuelle Bestandsaufnahmen, historische Befunde und Kontroversen zu Universitaten und anderen <I>higher education institutions (HEIs). Dabei wird nicht die Differenz zwischen einer Idee und deren gern kontrar dargestellter Realitat thematisiert - oder gar bedauert. <I>Ideen und Realitaten steht vielmehr fur die zeitliche und raumliche Diversitat eines systematisch vergleichbaren Konzeptes. <BR> Die Beitrage betrachten die jeweils spezifische Ausformung aus nationaler, kritisch-funktionaler bzw. ideengeschichtlicher Perspektive sowie ihre Funktionen, ihre (narrative) Idee oder die Kritik an Hochschulen."

Die Architektur der M rkte

Author: Neil Fligstein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531159645
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Die Architektur der Märkte fasst grundlegende Schriften Neil Fligsteins aus verschiedenen Arbeitsphasen zusammen, in denen er eine wirtschaftssoziologische Sicht auf kapitalistische Gesellschaften entwickelt hat. Fligstein hat mit der These von der sozialen Konstruktion oder Architektur von Märkten auf die Bedeutung des Staates und der modernen Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht und die institutionelle Rahmung des Wirtschaftslebens in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Der Band hat nach seinem Erscheinen für große Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt und gilt zu Recht als eine der wegweisenden Aufsatzsammlungen der neueren Wirtschaftssoziologie.