This article proposes a paradigm shift in the reward system within the U.S. higher education. The thesis of the paper is that changing the reward system to respond to the current criticism of higher education being voiced in the larger society and manifest in legislative actions in reducing funds available to higher education and efforts to monitor or control certain aspects of the higher education process--accountability, outcome measures, workload studies, hours of classroom contact--to a degree that may be perceived as being micromanagement requires a paradigm shift by those who are within the academy. Typically one would think of a paradigm shift as occurring within a discipline or field. But changing the reward system in higher education will require what may be seen, metaphorically, as a paradigm shift as well.
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