Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Academic Duty - 97 edition

Academic Duty (ISBN10: 0674002237; ISBN13: 9780674002234)
ISBN13: 978-0674002234
ISBN10: 0674002237

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0674002227
ISBN10: 0674002229

Summary: The university today is under attack from all sides. Parents and students resent the escalating costs of education and wonder where the money is being spent. Aspiring scholars feel betrayed by an institution that prepares them for nonexistent jobs. Critics on the right condemn the teachers who neglect ''the canon'' while critics on the left condemn the creeping corporatism on campus. Politicians seek greater control over the conduct of research and add new conditions to the use of g
overnment funds. Worst of all, the academics are increasingly uneasy in an environment that fosters competition, discourages cooperation, and has made ''publish or perish'' a condition of survival. Donald Kennedy, the former president of Stanford University and currently a member of its faculty, has been at the front lines of the issues confounding the academy today. In this important new book, he brings his experience and concern to bear on the present state of the university. He examines teaching, graduate training, research, and their ethical context in the research university. Aware of the numerous pressures that academics face, from the pursuit of open inquiry in the midst of culture wars, to confusion and controversy over the ownership of ideas, to the scramble for declining research funds and facilities, he explores the whys and wherefores of academic misconduct, be it scholarly, financial, or personal. Kennedy suggests that meaningful reform cannot take place until more rigorous standards of academic responsibility--to students, the university, and the public--are embraced by both faculty and the administration. With vision and compassion, he offers an important antidote to recent attacks from without that decry the university and the professoriate, and calls upon the college community to counter those attacks by looking within and fulfilling its duties.
...show more
Summary: The university today is under attack from all sides. Parents and students resent the escalating costs of education and wonder where the money is being spent. Aspiring scholars feel betrayed by an institution that prepares them for nonexistent jobs. Critics on the right condemn the teachers who neglect ''the canon'' while critics on the left condemn the creeping corporatism on campus. Politicians seek greater control over the conduct of research and add new conditions to the use of government funds. Worst of all, the academics are increasingly uneasy in an environment that fosters competition, discourages cooperation, and has made ''publish or perish'' a condition of survival. Donald Kennedy, the former president of Stanford University and currently a member of its faculty, has been at the front lines of the issues confounding the academy today. In this important new book, he brings his experience and concern to bear on the present state of the university. He examines teaching, graduate training, research, and their ethical context in the research university. Aware of the numerous pressures that academics face, from the pursuit of open inquiry in the midst of culture wars, to confusion and controversy over the ownership of ideas, to the scramble for declining research funds and facilities, he explores the whys and wherefores of academic misconduct, be it scholarly, financial, or personal. Kennedy suggests that meaningful reform cannot take place until more rigorous standards of academic responsibility--to students, the university, and the public--are embraced by both faculty and the administration. With vision and compassion, he offers an important antidote to recent attacks from without that decry the university and the professoriate, and calls upon the college community to counter those attacks by looking within and fulfilling its duties. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 03/15/1999
International: No

View Table of Contents



List Price: $30.00
Used $5.00
Used
Save $25.00 (83%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 5 hours and 13 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

22 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Academic Duty
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (22)  |  New (4)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (7)  |  Acceptable (5)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
One Planet Books
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.55
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ...show more code or dust jacket ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$4.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nettextstore
Lincoln, NE
Seller Rating: 4.55
1999 Paperback Good Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, A ...show moreccess cards or other supplementary material. ...show less
$4.79
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
artlessmissals
Denver, CO
Seller Rating: 4.79
PAPERBACK Good 0674002237 Some highlighting and underlining. Binding tight, pages clean. Corners have small bends and fray. Front bottom corner pages have a little curl. Light edge wear, light scra ...show moretches and dents. A bit of soil to edges. Ships via Media Mail within 2 business days. ...show less
$4.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Superstition Springs
Mesa, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.63
1999 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-rom or access ...show more codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$9.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Hamish MacDuff Books
Bloomington, IL
Seller Rating: 5
Softcover in good condition: Small scuff marks to cover
$14.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 3.75
Cambridge 1999 Trade paperback Revised ed. Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 318 p.
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close