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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 ...show moreovernment 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

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