Collegial Professionalism : The Academy, Individualism, and the Common Good (American Council on education/ Oryx Press Series on Higher Education)

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John Bennett offers a provocative and tightly knit argument on ethics in higher education. He examines the current condition of faculty isolation and organizational fragmentation, which he believes has led to a penchant for insistent individualism at many institutions of higher learning. Bennett presents a philosophical model that reflects the academy in its current state, where the focus is on private interests and promotion, and then offers an engaging alternative.

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John Bennett offers a provocative and tightly knit argument on ethics in higher education. He examines the current condition of faculty isolation and organizational fragmentation, which he believes has led to a penchant for insistent individualism at many institutions of higher learning. Bennett presents a philosophical model that reflects the academy in its current state, where the focus is on private interests and promotion, and then offers an engaging alternative.

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Bennett vice-president of academic affairs, Quinnipiac College examines the current condition of faculty isolation and organizational fragmentation, presents a philosophical model that reflects the academy in its current state, and offers an alternative. He advocates creating an environment of collegial professionalism to promote a sense of connectivity and dedication centering on the good of the institution. Describes key intellectual and moral virtues at the heart of this vision, and gives strategies for implementing it within the academy. For professionals in higher education. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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JOHN B. BENNETT is University Scholar and Provost Emeritus at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Prologue
Ch. 1 Assessing the Academy 1
Ch. 2 Self and Community in the Collegium 12
Ch. 3 Professionalism: Academic or Collegial? 42
Ch. 4 Institutions: Fragmented or Connected? 73
Ch. 5 Relationality in Teaching and Scholarship 103
Ch. 6 Creating and Nourishing Communities of Hope 131
Epilogue 162
Bibliography 172
Index 181
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