ISBN-10:
0674002237
ISBN-13:
9780674002234
Pub. Date:
03/15/1999
Publisher:
Harvard
Academic Duty / Edition 1

Academic Duty / Edition 1

by Donald Kennedy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674002234
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/15/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Donald Kennedy is President Emeritus and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus, at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Academic Freedom, Academic Duty

Preparing

To Teach

To Mentor

To Serve the University

To Discover

To Publish

To Tell the Truth

To Reach beyond the Walls

To Change

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

What People are Saying About This

This is an extraordinary book. Kennedy's rich experience and incisive intellect provide the reader with deep insights into one of greatest institutions, the research university. These insights illuminate core tasks, values, organizational problems, great accomplishments, and paths twoard a creative future for the research university. Anyone who cares about the prospects for higher education will find this book valuable.

Warren Christopher

After twelve years at the helm of Stanford, Donald Kennedy has just the right stuff to help us understand that the university is not an Ivory Tower but a vibrant institution that both conserves our highest attainments and leads the way into new knowledge domains, not locally or even just nationally, but globally. This is a book for all who care about higher education.
Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State of the United States

David A. Hamburg

This is an extraordinary book. Kennedy's rich experience and incisive intellect provide the reader with deep insights into one of greatest institutions, the research university. These insights illuminate core tasks, values, organizational problems, great accomplishments, and paths twoard a creative future for the research university. Anyone who cares about the prospects for higher education will find this book valuable.
David A. Hamburg, M.D., President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

John W. Gardner

Academic Duty is an immensely impressive tour of the American university by a guide who has lived what he describes. He speaks with admirable objectivity and fairness of the world he knows so well. He describes with even-handed candor the problems the universities face, and shows how they might meet the challenges ahead. Academic Duty will take its place on the very short list of classic works on the American university.
John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and founder of Common Cause

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mdreid on LibraryThing 21 days ago
Although this is now a decade old, it is a very clearly and insightfully written book about the challenges and responsibilities of academics. Teaching, mentoring, publishing, commercialisation, and engaging with the public are all examined by Kennedy (former president of Stanford) with carefully chosen hypotheticals and a acknowledgement of the complexities inherit in many of these issues. Highly recommended.