Academic Duty

Academic Duty

by Donald Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674002229

ISBN-13: 9780674002227

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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 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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674002227
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Academic Freedom, Academic Duty1
2Preparing23
3To Teach59
4To Mentor97
5To Serve the University117
6To Discover147
7To Publish186
8To Tell the Truth210
9To Reach Beyond the Walls241
10To Change265
Notes289
Acknowledgments301
Index303

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