The faculty career is changing in response to external and internal pressures. Public calls for productivity and accountability, student demands for access and high quality education, faculty workloads, tenure criteria and processes, and the desire for balance in personal and professional lives are all contributing to change. Today less than 50% of all faculty members occupy tenure-track positions; 26% of full-time faculty occupy nontenurable positions. This paper examines these and other pressures for institutional change, describes current faculty demographics, and explores possible institutional responses including modifications to traditional tenure systems and faculty career alternatives outside tenure.
Gappa, Judith M.
"Academic Careers in the Twenty First Century: New Options for Faculty,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 12:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol12/iss1/4