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FURTHER ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Examines non-tenure track faculty in terms of their positions and roles in higher education.

Baldwin, R.G. & Chronister, J.L., 2001. Teaching Without Tenure: Policies and Practices of a New Era. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press.

 

Looks at the results of a survey of aggression and harassment among univeristy employees.

 

Kaj Bjorkqvist, Karin Osterman and Monika Hjelt-Back 1994. "Aggression among university employees." Aggressive Behavior. 20:3, pp.173-184.

 

Addresses administrative harassment and sheds light on the impact such conflict has on student education and school performance.

 

Blase, Jo and Joseph Blase 2002. Breaking the Silence: Overcoming the Problem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press Inc.

 

Describes the nature of gender discrimination in academe.

Gallant, Mary J. and Jay E. Cross 1993."Wayward Puritans in the Ivory Tower: Collective Aspects of Gender Discrimination in Academia,"The Sociological Quarterly (34:2), pp.237-256.

 

Dinesh D'Souza explores the nature of political correctness and the threat it poses to liberal education.

 

D'Souza, Dinesh 1991. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. New York: Free Press.

 

Emberley offers a critical analysis of the state of Canadian universities.

Emberley, Peter 1996. Zero-Tolerance: Hot-Button Politics in Canada's Universities. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada.

Fekete explores the destructive moral panic and political correctness across Canadian universities. Fekete, John 1994. "Moral Panic: Biopolitics Rising." Montreal: Robertson Davies.

 

Kors and Silvergate provide a thorough and detailed exploration of individual liberty on university campuses. Relevant to both students and educators.

Kors, Alan Charles and Harvey A. Silvergate 1998. The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses. New York: Free Press.

 

A recent article written by one of the authors of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.

Kors, Alan Charles 2008. "On the Sadness of Higher Educatio." The Wall Street Journal 28 May, 2008.

A news story detailing the resignation of two foreign professors at Sweden's Uppsala University.

Labi, Aisha 2007. "Swedish University, Alleging Culture Clash, Forces Out Two Foreign Professors." The Chronicle for Higher Education. 53:38, p.A49.

 

Duncan Lewis examines shame in the context of workplace bullying. A similar sense of shame may also be experieces by targets of workplace mobbing.

Lewis, Duncan 2004. "Bullying at Work: the Impact of Shame Among University and College Lecturers." British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 32:1, pp.281.
This paper examines the process and construction of bullying in further and higher education in the UK. Lewis, Duncan 2003. "Voices in the Social Construction of Bullying at Work: Exploring Multiple Realities in Further and Higher Education." International Journal of Management & Decision Making [Milton Keynes]. 4:1, pp.65-81.

In this study, Lewis examines aggression at work in six key areas: workplace bullying, sexual harassment, racial harassment, sex discrimination, unfair promotional opportunities, and reduced promotion opportunities.

Lewis, Duncan 1999. "Workplace Bullying - Interim Findings from a Study in Further and Higher Education in Wales."International Journal of Manpower. 20:1/2, pp.106-119.

Provides an overview of bullying in academic settings.

McKay, Ruth, Diane Huberman, Jae Fratzl, Roland Thomas 2008. "Workplace Bullying in Academic: A Canadian Study," Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, (20:2),
pp. 77-100.
This informative paper describes cases of academic scapegoating. Martin, Brian 1987. "Academic Scapegoats." Zedek. 7, pp.476-481.
Offers a thought-provoking analysis of the politics behind higher education Neusner, Jacob and Noam M.N. Neusner 1995. The Price of Excellence: Universities in Conflict During the Cold War Era. New York: Continuum.
Tavris describes the experiences of two notable academics who conducted controversial research.

Tavris, Carol 2002. "The High Cost of Skepticism: What happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their right to free inquiry."Skeptical Inquirer. 26:4, pp.41-44.

This book describes a culture of covert aggression and incivility on university campuses.

Twale, Darla J. and Barbara M. De Luca 2008. Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Nathan Young connects current difficulties in the academic workplace to an extreme state of postmodernism.

Young, Nathan 2004. "The Postmodern Classroom: Risk and Shame in Higher Education." Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities. Pp. 238-255. Ed. Kenneth Westhues. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.