The Organization of Academic Work

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Transaction Publishers, 1994 M01 1 - 310 pages
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Contents

BUREAUCRACY AND SCHOLARSHIP
1
The Growth of Science and Education
2
Administrative Structure and Academic Work
8
Problems Under Investigation
13
The Role of Research
18
THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
20
Data Collection
21
Variables
28
Dilemmas of Higher Education
152
BUREAUCRATIC AND PROFESSIONAL AUTHORITY
158
Centralization of Educational Matters
161
Appointment Power
167
The Presidents Authority
178
Academic Standing and Decentralization
184
INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION
189
Specialization
190

Regression Analysis
34
The Role of Theory
45
ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
48
Differentiation
49
Administration
60
Testing Theoretical Assumptions
66
Implications
74
RECRUITMENT
78
Recruiting Qualified Faculty
79
Attracting Good Students
86
Channels of Upward Mobility
92
The Dilemma of Size
99
ORIENTATIONS TO ACADEMIC WORK AND INSTITUTION
101
Research and Teaching
103
Structural Effects of Colleague Climate
109
Allegiance to Local Institution
119
The Status of Research
128
STUDENTS
131
Selectivity
132
Ability of Freshmen
138
FacultyStudent Contacts
145
Institutionalizing New Disciplines
198
Creating and Abolishing Departments
207
Dilemmas of Scientific Advancement
213
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
217
College Dropout
220
Continuation Rates
228
Faculty Research Productivity
237
Education and Scholarship
245
DIMENSIONS OF ACADEMIC DIFFERENTIATION
249
Effects of Various Resources
250
The Process of Differentiation
258
Academic Dilemmas and Stratification
270
Bureaucracy and Scholarship
279
Sampling and Weighting Procedure
281
Variable Definitions Basic Statistics and Sources
285
Matrix of Simple Correlations
291
Variables and Simple Correlations for Individual Faculty Members
297
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX
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