1st Edition

Inhabiting the Borders Foreign Language Faculty in American Colleges and Universities

By Robin Matross Helms Copyright 2006
    239 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on the experience of foreign language faculty in American colleges and universities, the challenges they face, and ways that academia can better support language faculty, and marginalized faculty in other fields, in their important work.

    List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter One Introduction -- Chapter Two Literature Review -- Chapter Three Methodology -- Chapter Four Foreign Language Faculty: A Comparative Profile -- Chapter Five Women in the Profession: Plus ca change -- Chapter Six Hao, ma? vs. Hola: The Pros and Cons of Less Commonly Taught -- Chapter Seven Arrivederci Tenure?: Questioning the Traditional Academic Track -- Chapter Eight The Faculty Administrative Role -- Chapter Nine Conclusion -- Appendix Description of Participants and Institutions -- Bibliography -- Index.


    Robin Matross Helms holds an A.B. degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, where she worked in the Center for International Higher Education. She has also worked for Concordia Language Villages, EF Foundation for Foreign Study, and other organizations in the field of international education. Robin currently lives in Washington, DC, and works at the Institute of International Education.