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International Faculty in Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Recruitment, Integration, and Impact

Edited by Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Laura Rumbley

2017

In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, universities increasingly hire from an international market. This volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today, exploring the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource provides higher education scholars and administrators with a comparative perspective, helping to understand the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.


Routledge site




  
The Global Academic Rankings Game: Changing Institutional Policy, Practice, and Academic Life

Edited by Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Laura Rumbley

2016

The Global Academic Rankings Game provides a much-needed perspective on how countries and universities react to academic rankings. Based on a unified case methodology of eleven key countries and academic institutions, this comprehensive volume provides expert analysis on this emerging phenomenon at a time when world rankings are becoming increasingly visible and influential on the international stage. Each chapter provides an overview of government and national policies as well as an in-depth examination of the impact that rankings have played on policy, practice, and academic life in Australia, Chile, China, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Global Academic Rankings Game contributes to the continuing debate about the influence of rankings in higher education and is an invaluable resource for higher education scholars and administrators as they tackle rankings in their own national and institutional contexts.


Sample Chapter      Routledge site      Amazon





 
Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century: International Perspectives

Edited by Maria YudkevichPhilip G. AltbachLaura E. Rumbley

2015

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.
Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century is the first book to analyze issues facing early-career higher education faculty in an international context. The contributors discuss how young academics are affected by contracts, salaries, the structure of careers, and institutional conditions. The analyses cover the full spectrum of the academic profession, including part-time jobs and short-term contracts, both in public and private institutions. The book also addresses what universities must do in order to attract young, qualified candidates.

Sample Chapter      SUNY Press site      Amazon 




  
Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

Edited by Maria YudkevichPhilip G. AltbachLaura E. Rumbley

2015

Academic inbreeding - hiring and promoting one's own graduates - is generally seen as a negative for academic quality and for universities - it is considered as unhealthy for universities as it is in the natural world. Yet it is remarkably widespread across the globe. This book is the first full scale international analysis of the phenomenon of inbreeding. Research from eight countries (including Argentina, China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Ukraine) where inbreeding is common examines the phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, tracking its causes: historical tradition, the lack of a national labour market, the limited number of advanced degree holders, and others. Research shows that inbred faculties are not necessarily less productive than their non-inbred peers, but that inbreeding seems to foster hierarchy and a lack of innovative ideas.

Sample Chapter      Palgrave Macmillan site      Amazon   

Edition in Russian
The Publishing House of the HSE     Sample Chapter

Book Reviews:

European Journal of Higher Education (2015) by Yasemin Kooij

Media Coverage:
Times Higher Education (1 2)    


  
The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States

Edited by Philip G. AltbachGregory AndroushchakYaroslav Kuzminov, Maria Yudkevich, Liz Reisberg

2013

The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession focuses on the all-important emerging BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) nations by analyzing the academic profession and particularly salaries and contracts. The professoriate is key to the success of any academic system, and this is the first book to carefully analyze academic systems and the academic profession. The academic profession must be adequately paid, and appointments to academic jobs must be based on merit and provide an effective career path for the 'best and brightest' to be attracted to the profession. The BRICs show a variety of approaches to academic careers—and none provide globally competitive salaries. China and Russia, in particular, pay academics poorly. Using purchasing power parity, this book is able to accurately compare the actual purchasing power of the academic profession. The book also analyzes how professors are appointed and promoted. While the BRICs may be emerging global economic powers, their academic systems still face significant challenges.


Sample Chapter      Palgrave Macmillan site      Amazon  


  
Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

Edited by Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, Iván F. Pacheco

2012

How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide. Paying the Professoriate is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in twenty-eight countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. Paying the Professoriate provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations. Project’s website.

Sample Chapter      Routledge site      Amazon   

Edition in Russian
The Publishing House of the HSE     Sample Chapter

Book Reviews:
Higher Education (2013) by Ararat L. Osipian
European Journal of Higher Education (2013) by Manja Klemenčič

Media Coverage:
New York Times  The Herald Tribune  University World News (1 2 3)
  Times Higher Education  Inside Higher Education  The Atlantic  Hedda  Der Spiegel (1 2) The Chronicle of Higher Education  Toronto Star  On Campus  The Punch  La Repubblica  Ethnos  Gaïa Universitas  El Universal  The Hindu  Wissen    
  



 

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