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Our Higher CallingRebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities$
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Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646862

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.001.0001

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Faculty Are Not Employees

Faculty Are Not Employees

(p.60) 5 Faculty Are Not Employees
Our Higher Calling

Holden Thorp

Buck Goldstein

University of North Carolina Press

The role of faculty forms the heart of the university in terms of its scholarship, patient care, and teaching. It is important that the university and the faculty rededicate themselves to outstanding teaching; the erosion of teaching by tenured faculty is contributing to the strain in the relationship with the public. Tenure, academic freedom, and shared governance are all indispensable concepts in the functioning of a great university that are mysterious to those outside the academy. Communicating the importance of these concepts is a critical need for higher education.

Keywords:   tenure, academic freedom, shared governance

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