Academic Ethics Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance

ISBN-10: 1573563722
ISBN-13: 9781573563727
Edition: 2002
Authors: Neil W. Hamilton
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232

Academic professionals are expected to restrain self-interest, promote the ideals of public service, and maintain high standards of performance, while society grants the profession autonomy to regulate itself through peer review. Hamilton conveys the need for ethical leadership from within the peer collegium--a leadership that will foster a culture of high aspiration and peer review. This book suggests that the umbrella academic organizations step forward and draft a model code of ethics for the profession of higher education. Further discussion reveals how such attempts become difficult in face of the market's relentless pressure to frame the institution-student relationship in the economic terms of provider and customer. The book also offers an analysis of academic tradition, academic freedom, and the principles of professional conduct and shared governance. Typical problems in academic life are presented, each followed by questions designed to stimulate seminar-type discussion. Appendices contain a proposed code of ethics as well as AAUP statements on the subject.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The American Academic Profession: the Tradition of Academic Freedom and Shared Governance
Problems on the Duties of Individual Professors
Problems on the Rights of Academic Freedom for Individual Professors
Problems on the Duties of the Faculty as a Collegial Body
Problems on the Rights of the Faculty in Shared Governance
Problems on the Rights of Academic Freedom for Students
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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