Integrity and Higher Education: Three Monographs

Integrity and Higher Education: Three Monographs

by Henry H. Walbesser


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Integrity and Higher Education: Three Monographs by Henry H. Walbesser

A must read for every university administrator, faculty member, and board of regent's member who cares about the quality of a university education in the United States.

Institutional and professorial integrity were the hallmarks of the greatest intellectual institution of our time: the American university. Both forms of integrity are now under daily attack by forces more concerned with the business aspects of a university. Sports programs have become more important than academic rigor. Universities are unique social institutions with two responsibilities: 1) teaching adults how to think and reason in a variety of disciplines with the goal of becoming a functioning problem solver and 2) creating the next generation of knowledge makers. In the great universities, these responsibilities are accomplished by active researcher/teachers organized around intellectual guilds called departments. Administrators are drawn from faculty who are well-established scholars. In the past two decades, this structure has been under attack by those who view a university as a business. Faculty have become employees. Under the business model, the very essence of a university as a place to explore all sides of an idea has been gradually replaced with a corporate uneasiness with controversy of any kind. The result of changing from the collegial model to the business model has been a "dumbing down" of academic programs and an ever-increasing number of breaches of integrity. A theory for the renewal of institutional integrity is advanced and its implementation discussed within a university setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595197330
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/23/2001
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

The Business Model1
Motivation for The Monograph2
Some Components of Integrity3
Of Equal Worth
Examples of Integrity Lost
What Does Integrity Within A University Mean?7
Characteristics of University Integrity
Exacting Appropriate Institutional Response
Functions and Relationships9
The Governing Board10
Public Institutions
Private Institutions
Principles of Integrity for the Board
The Structure of the University Community12
Sources of Breaches of Integrity
Professorial Titles
Assistant Professors
Principles of Integrity in the Selection of A New Assistant Professor
The Journey to Associate Professor with Tenure
Principles of Integrity in the Tenuring Process for Assistant Professor
Reaching Associate Professor Rank
Achieving Full Professor
Full Professor Reviews
Integrity Protections for Instructors
Department Chairperson
Integrity Issues with Department Chairs
Integrity of the Dean
Assistant and Associate Deans
Integrity of the Associate and Assistant Deans Vice Presidents
Integrity of the Vice Presidents
Assistant and Associate Vice Presidents
President or Chancellor
Integrity of the President
Integrity Verses Loyalty to the University or to the Administration
Twelve Guiding Principles51
A Personal Note52

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