This article addresses issues concerning the role of faculty members in U.S. universities and colleges. With external pressures coming from state legislators and accrediting bodies, all of which are aimed at the role of the individual faculty member, many both on the inside and the outside of the university are expressing opinions about the work life of the faculty member. In fact, one might even be so bold as to suggest that everything we have traditionally accepted about scholarship is now up for grabs. This unstable environment has heaped added pressure upon the individual faculty member, who may well be perceiving that the rules are changing just as s/he has learned them. The faculty member is in a complex situation. National decisions are taking place which could change the job description of the professoriate.
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