Group of university presidents say university lifespan now dependent upon faculty work-life balance options; give list of 10 issues to consider.

faculty-career-flexibilityThe first stage of a faculty career should last 30 years. Then all subsequent stages could come in five-year intervals, with reevaluation at every stage in order to allow for readjustment of career goals.

Sound radical? Not according to Charles Middleton, president of Roosevelt University, Ill., who said this idea would help fit faculty’s desired goals and accomplishments before entering the culminating stage of their career, finally transitioning into early retirement.

Middleton’s “radical...

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