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[Excerpt] The members of Generation X are the young faculty members of today and the immediate future. The panelists at this session of the conference were asked to discuss the effects of this generation on academic norms and institutional governance and the types of new models that may be emerging for academia as a result of them. More specifically, they were asked if the attitudes and loyalties of these young faculty members really do differ from that of the Baby Boom Generation, how their attitudes and behavior affect graduate programs, what academic institutions will need to do to attract the next generation of faculty members, and how they will influence governance in academia. And given the growing number of two-career families and single parent families, will changes in the tenure system take place?


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Ehrenberg, R. G. (2009). Generation X: Redefining the norms of the academy [Electronic version]. In D. Heller & M. B. d’Ambrosio (Eds.), Generational shockwaves and the implications for higher education (pp. 30-40). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

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