Recruitment, Retention and Retirement in Higher Education - Building and Managing The Faculty of the Future

Conference Volume: TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005
Edited by Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University and Jennifer Ma, TIAA-CREF Institute

November 2005 |

This volume, which is based on the TIAA-CREF Institute 2004 Conference, is the first of a series that will address timely issues of strategic importance to higher education. Attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty is essential for colleges and universities to remain competitive in an increasingly demanding marketplace. Colleges and universities are at a critical juncture in their history as they attempt to achieve their teaching and research goals. This volume examines some of the most pressing employment and compensation issues confronting academic administrators.

Contributors to the volume are top scholars who share their research and expertise on topics such as: the aging of the faculty, changing economic conditions and shifts in faculty employment patterns, rapid increases in health care costs and trends in retiree health insurance, and adoption of phased and early retirement programs. Also included are a number of case studies on how specific universities are confronting current challenges.

This book will appeal to academic administrators at colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally as they face the common challenges of rising employment costs, faculty aging and global competition. Researchers interested in the future of higher education, economics, and the academic labor market in general will find this a valuable addition to their library. The second volume in the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education will be published in the second quarter of 2006.

Topics covered in this volume, by chapter:

Changing faculty demographics and the need for new policies
Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University

Filling the gap: finding and keeping faculty for the university of the future
Molly Corbett Broad, University of North Carolina

The changing nature of faculty employment
Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell University; Liang Zhang, University of Minnesota

The growing postdoctorate population at US research universities
Jennifer Ma, TIAA-CREF Institute: Paula E. Stephan, Georgia State University

Planning for the generational turnover of the faculty: faculty perceptions and institutional practices
Jerry Berberet, Associated New American Colleges; Betsy E. Brown, University of North Carolina; Carole J. Bland, University of Minnesota Medical School; Kelly R. Risbey, University of Minnesota; Carroll-Ann Trotman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The future of retiree health plans on faculty retirement decisions
Sylvester J. Schieber, Watson Wyatt Worldwide

Impact of retiree health plans on faculty retirement decisions
John Rust, University of Maryland
Faculty recruitment, retention and retirement: a case study of human resources policymaking at Syracuse University
John L. Palmer, Michael A. Flusche, and Myra Z. Johnson, Syracuse University

The value of phased retirement
Steven G. Allen, North Carolina State University

Faculty retirement incentives by colleges and universities
John Pencavel, Stanford University

To phase or not to phase: the dynamics of choosing phased retirement in academe
David W. Leslie and Natasha Janson, The College of William and Mary

Phasing out of full-time work at the University of California
Ellen Switkes, University of California

The costs and benefits of early retirement plans
John Shoven, Stanford University

Recruitment, retention and retirement: institutional research and the need for data
Michael A. Baer, American Council on Education; Deborah A. Freund, Syracuse University; Charlotte V. Kuh, National Research Council; David E. Shulenburger, University of Kansas; Richard R. Spies, Brown University)

Developing new employment and compensation policies in higher education
Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University;
Madeleine B. d’Ambrosio, TIAA-CREF Institute

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