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The Moral Dimensions of Academic Administration

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9780847690961

ISBN10:
0847690962
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Summary

Academic administration, argues Rudolph Weingartner, is different from administration or managing in business because of the special character of institutions of higher learning. Colleges and universities are founded to serve certain purposes; they are supported in various ways by governments and private individuals; and, as professional institutions, they have students, among others, as clients to whom they owe education services in ways analogous to the obligations hospitals have to their patients. In this book, Weingartner argues that academic administration is not just another job of managing, but a calling that importantly assists institutions to carry out their missions.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1. Institutions of Higher Education Have Obligations
1(16)
I. The Business Corporation and the Institution of Higher Education
1(2)
II. Institutions of Higher Education: Their Roots in Society
3(8)
III. Tuition, Students, and the Institution
11(6)
Chapter 2. Colleges and Universities as Professional Institutions
17(14)
I. The Nature of Professions and the Relationship of Professionals to Their Clients
17(7)
II. Students as Clients of Institutions of Higher Education
24(2)
III. Institutions Can Have Obligations
26(5)
Chapter 3. My Station and Its Duties
31(16)
I. If Institutions of Higher Education Have Obligations, Their Administrators Do
31(7)
II. Institutional Goals and Administrative Obligations
38(9)
Chapter 4. Quality: Teaching
47(18)
I. The Competent Institution
47(2)
II. Teaching: Overcoming the Paradox
49(9)
III. Informed Consent
58(7)
Chapter 5. Quality: Research
65(18)
I. Policies
65(3)
II. The Necessity of Research
68(4)
III. Evaluation
72(5)
IV. Pedagogical Research
77(3)
V. A Coda on Trying Harder
80(3)
Chapter 6. Supervision
83(20)
I. Managing People
83(4)
II. Supervising the Faculty: To Do and Let Be
87(1)
III. Maintaining a Competent Faculty
88(2)
IV. Research Integrity
90(4)
V. Research and Profit
94(3)
VI. Creating and Sustaining an Ethos
97(6)
Chapter 7. Two Practices
103(16)
I. Some Moral Dimensions of the Determination of Faculty Salaries
103(5)
II. Some Moral Aspects of the Tenure Decision
108(11)
Postscript 119(8)
Appendix 1: Educational Institutions as Tax Exempt 127(4)
Appendix 2: Statement on Professional Ethics of the American Association of University Professors 131(4)
Appendix 3: Statement of Professional Ethics of Professors of the Modern Language Association of America 135(8)
Appendix 4: Statement of Good Practices by Law Professors in the Discharge of Their Ethical and Professional Responsibilities 143(8)
Appendix 5: On Teaching 151(12)
(A) The Teaching Portfolio: A Checklist of Items That Might Be Included 151(4)
(B) Teaching Circles 155(4)
(C) Considering Teaching in the Appointment of Faculty Members 159(4)
Appendix 6: Scholars Fear "Star" System May Undercut Their Mission 163(4)
Appendix 7: The Theory of the Profession and Its Predicament 167(14)
References 181(4)
Index 185(4)
About the Author 189


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