"...may serve as the foundation for creating a new model for faculty in the 21st century as well as a new role for the Academy...goes to the very heart and soul of academia--how colleges and universities, though their faculty, contribute to society by producing and distributing knowledge....created a sense of a kinship and community that I did not expect to experience from my most prominent peers...an enjoyable and invigorating set of reflections...certainly a must read and even an inspiration for those contemplating a career in postsecondary education or for junior faculty members...For all of us in the Academy, this book may serve as a gentle reminder of just how fortunate we really are to be able to share our enthusiasm and delight about our work and our profession with our students.
--Herbert Sherman, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION March, 2005.
"This collection of essays expresses in clear terms the dilemma faced by all teachers, young and old, in their academic career in proportionalizing and prioritising between [teaching and research]... [It is] exciting reading...a mirror provided to every teacher to see for thyself how thyself strikes the balance between competing demands in the realm of teaching...Teacher-scholars shall find pleasure in travelling through the book."
--N.L. Mitra, Director, National Law School of India University, UNIVERSITY NEWS, India
"This ambitious volume brings together eighteen thoughtful and richly-textured chapters on a topic of great interest to many of us in the academy...Each of these extraordinary chapters discusses a multitude of provocative issues regarding the relationship, in theory and practice, between our roles as creators of new knowledge and disseminators of that knowledge...These authors use humor, passion, wit and courage to provide the reader with insight into how they personally have grappled with this important question of integrating teaching and research. [The book] is thoughtful, articulate and provocative...This is not the kind of book one reads cover to cover. It is like a clear spring-fed well one comes back to intermittently, looking for refreshment and nourishment. As academics, we owe Andre and Frost a debt of gratitude for commissioning and collecting this wonderful anthology of chapters by scholars struggling to do some very important work. I would encourage you to dip frequently into this book and drink deeply from its humanity, wisdom, and sagacity."
--Dale Fitzgibbons, MANAGERIAL LEARNING.
"Perhaps this book should come with a warning label. Caution: Do not read if you want to preserve the status quo. Warning: Some of the questions raised in this book may haunt you in the middle of the night, and some of the answers may make you laugh--or yell. Beware: Ideas and images in these essays may trigger strong emotional reactions.
This book of essays looks at the very core of our profession...One of the most intriguing issues raised is how to achieve personal balance and avoid professional burnout...A second dominant theme reflects emerging challenges for higher education...I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is involved in the academic process or who might make decisions about the future of higher education. Not only do these essays offer a useful array of ideas, tips, insights and solace for the overextended academic; they also present compelling, vivid, and diverse expressions of the importance of maintaining rich connections and personal relationships. If we hope to learn how to manage complex organizations that can respond to unprecedented events within rapidly changing environmental contexts, such connections and relationships are essential. The diversity of styles, tones, and perspectives articulates what professors do and why they do it in ways that can reach a wider audience."
--Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW