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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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1. (Education) a group of professors
2. (Education) Also called (esp Brit): professorship the rank or position of university professor
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Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Director of PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduation Education and Professoriate (AGEP) for the University System of Maryland.
He says that, over the past two years, the university sustained a loss of $300 million in appropriations from the general treasury, the effects of which have been felt among the rank and file of the professoriate.
The law provides little protection, largely because the traditional guardians of academic freedom never managed to convince outsiders that shared governance is as essential for the professoriate as the unfettered ability to teach and do research.
The election of Kennedy was celebrated in academia as the empowerment of the professoriate.
Little evidence exists that the harsh treatment of single-income adjuncts has led tenured faculties to pressure administrators to end the shameful ness of pay inequality The professoriate that was once vocal in the movement against Third World sweatshop labor, with its products sold in campus stores, is all but silent when its own hallowed halls are an academic sweatshop.
Jewish scientists were fully incorporated into the science system, and Jews now constitute a greater percentage of the professoriate than their population representation of 2% would predict.
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We can, and should, better train our graduate students for multiple postgraduation possibilities, but that does not mean that we should abandon the fight to see more possibilities for them within the professoriate.
To be sure, Nau hardly exaggerates the leftward political skew of the professoriate.
As compelling as the latter arguments may be, they apply no less to the college professoriate.
He subsequently wrote College: The Undergraduate Experience in America (1987); and, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990).