Community College Faculty: At Work in the New Economy by John S. Levin, Susan Kater, Richard L. Wagoner (auth.)

By John S. Levin, Susan Kater, Richard L. Wagoner (auth.)

This paintings examines how group collage college epitomize expert paintings within the new economic climate and the post-bureaucratic organization.

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3 The Schol arly Literature, The Theoretical B ases, and Research Methods E xisting literature on the subjects of globalization, neo-liberalism, and community college faculty is extensive and diverse. 3 Community College Faculty: At Work in the New Economy is the first work to focus primarily on this connection and to use the concepts of neoliberalism and globalization to explain faculty work in community colleges. To simplify our presentation of relevant scholarship, this chapter classifies into sub-sections the themes and problems introduced in chapters 1 and 2.

Noting the decline of stability and the growing prevalence of risk in academic employment, Smith pursues an alternative employment model characterized by recognition, protection, commitment, and dignity. 138 Like Gappa and Leslie, they attempt to address the problem of integration, specifically into the culture of the community college. According to Roueche, Roueche, and Milliron, all other discussions of parttime or flexible labor are secondary to issues of inequity of compensation, inequity of benefits, political marginalization within governance, and the inadequacy of tools and resources.

135 Ultimately, according to Morgan,136 the worker in order to survive must adapt to the changing academic climate. Morgan admits that these employees must remain occupationally and professionally flexible, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the organizational trends affecting higher education. Smith137 provides a broad, neo-Marxist indictment of the sociocultural hegemony and domination that the casualization of academic labor represents. Although she does not investigate higher education specifically, she does recognize that disposable workers are not served by the current shift toward the contingency of employment on productivity.

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