Beyond the Ivory Tower

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-03-01
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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Derek Bok examines the complex ethical and social issues facing modern universities today, and suggests approaches that will allow the academic institution both to serve society and to continue its primary mission of teaching and research.

Table of Contents

Basic Academic Values
Academic Freedom
Institutional Autonomy and the Demands of the State
The Purposes of the University and Its Responsibilities to Society
Academic Responses to Social Problems
Access to the University and the Problem of Racial Inequality
The Moral Development of Students
Academic Science and the Quest for Technological Innovation
The Social Responsibilities of Research
Technical Assistance Abroad
Addressing Social Problems By Nonacademic Means
The University and the Local Community
Taking Political Positions
Accepting Gifts
Boycotts and Other Efforts to Avoid Outside Relationships
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