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or pro·fes·so·ri·at  (prō′fĭ-sôr′ē-ət, prŏf′ĭ-)
1. The rank or office of a professor.
2. College or university professors considered as a group.
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They've dumbed down their professoriat, they've dumbed down their commentariat, they have dumbed down practically everybody in their ranks.
Preparing the professoriat of the future: Graduate student socialization for faculty roles.
The professoriat have largely been complicit in their own downfall refusing solidarity and the seemingly endless differentiation of the professoriat so that adjunct faculty take on more teaching with less and less security.
So much of the professoriat is put in a position of catering to consumer demands that they don't have the leverage to do much more than fill their classes if they want to keep their jobs.
As law schools have multiplied and law school faculties have grown, the number of law professors has increased to a point at which the legal professoriat has become an autonomous profession, the members of which write for each other.
In turn, Polke, with his no-holds-barred painterly efforts, and Beuys, with his magically healing mode, came to epitomize the new professoriat to which the Junge Wilde would willingly be indentured.
Roth suggests that the professoriat may have to hone their acting skills to foster good connections to audiences.
This was when he knowingly and eloquently brought politics to his academic projects, contending that the social and ideological were intrinsic and not just "context" for his study of rhetoric, narrative, and form; when he urged the responsibility of professional criticism to engage with matters of inequality, injustice, and oppression, scorned the pretensions and timidity of the entrenched professoriat, and castigated intellectuals for failing to undertake the dissident functions of an intelligentsia.
8) This is why it makes sense to see the Summer of Faulkner less as an effort to make an avant-garde artist available for the edification of the masses than as the latest installment in a subaltern reception history that continuously shadows and complicates his canonization by the professoriat and other cultural gatekeepers.
One other aspect that you allude to in your experience is the way university administrations are often out of sync with the professoriat.
Perhaps the biggest influence that is now being felt in the OWS demonstrations comes not from the proletariat but the professoriat.
Even were a small proportion of the humanities professoriat [sic] to choose such a path, it would mean many thousands of highly trained experts newly involved in shaping an improved, critical cultural conversation.