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Ginsberg, B. The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters. Oxford University Press. ISBN13: 978-0-19-978244-4. ISBN10: 0-19-978244-X. Pages: 264.
The Fall of the Faculty raises a highly sensitive issue of higher education governance and academic bureaucracy, touching upon intellectual traditions, the academic mission of universities and academic freedom. It explores the ongoing transfer of power from professors to administrators who become increasingly numerous and powerful?as a result, the relationship between the two groups is often described in conflict terms. Distinguishing between academic and management approaches to means and ends, the book looks into implications of this process for the curricular and research agendas of America?s colleges and universities and suggests some specific ways of helping educators to regain their voice in curriculum policy.
Addressing traditional and new patterns of interaction between central administrations and faculties, this book can be of interest for readers representing both camps within the university.