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2009

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Generation X: Redefining The Norms Of The Academy, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 2009

Generation X: Redefining The Norms Of The Academy, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] The members of Generation X are the young faculty members of today and the immediate future. The panelists at this session of the conference were asked to discuss the effects of this generation on academic norms and institutional governance and the types of new models that may be emerging for academia as a result of them. More specifically, they were asked if the attitudes and loyalties of these young faculty members really do differ from that of the Baby Boom Generation, how their attitudes and behavior affect graduate programs, what academic institutions will need to do to attract the ...


Recent Trends In Funding For The Academic Humanities And Their Implications, Harriet Zuckerman, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jan 2009

Recent Trends In Funding For The Academic Humanities And Their Implications, Harriet Zuckerman, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

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[Excerpt] Never abundant, financial support for the "academic humanities" is now scarce. How scarce it is, both in absolute and relative terms, and whether the humanities now confront particularly hard times, are the pressing questions. To piece together an answer, we ask first how much the government, foundations, and private donors provide for the humanities now compared to estimates John D'Arms made in 1995, when he completed his important review of "funding trends."

Then we probe expenditures universities and colleges make on the humanities. Is there evidence, for example, in institutional budget allocations that the humanities are holding their ...