The Kindness of Strangers: Philanthropy and Higher Education


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The Kindness of Strangers: Philanthropy and Higher Education by Deni Elliott

In The Kindness of Strangers, Deni Elliott examines ethically questionable situations that have arisen in response to institutional dependency on external benefactors. Major concerns analyzed include: the increased professionalism of fundraising and of donating; an increased willingness of institutions to cater to the demands of donors; creation of dual roles for faculty, students, and staff when they are fundraisers and donors in addition to playing their primary roles in higher education; business-university research partnerships that put business values in conflict with academic values; the commercialization of student athletics; and endowment use and investment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742507104
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Series: Issues in Academic Ethics Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Deni Elliott is Poynter Jamison Chair in Media Ethics & Press Policy and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg.

Table of Contents

Part IPhilanthropy in Higher Education Today
1The New Landscape of Higher Education Funding5
2Solicitation, Gifts, and Academic Mission21
3The Business of Giving and Getting29
4What Donors Want47
5What Corporations Buy59
6Recipients as Givers75
Part IISelected Readings
Conceptions of Ethics in Educational Administration93
The Ethics and Values of Fund Raising109
Toward a Theory of Fund Raising in Higher Education119
Justice and Charity139
Against Philanthropy, Individual and Corporate159
CASE Statement of Ethics171
CASE Donor Bill of Rights173
About the Author189

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