Academic administration, argues Rudolph Weingartner, is different from administration or managing in business because of the special character of institutions of higher learning. Colleges and universities are founded to serve certain purposes; they are supported in various ways by governments and private individuals; and, as professional institutions, they have students, among others, as clients to whom they owe education services in ways analogous to the obligations hospitals have to their patients. In this book, Weingartner argues that academic administration is not just another job of managing, but a calling that importantly assists institutions to carry out their missions.
About the Author
Rudolph H. Weingartner is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. His books include Undergraduate Education: Goals and Means and Fitting Form to Function: A Primer on the Organization of Academic Institutions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Institutions of Higher Education Have Obligations Chapter 3 Colleges and Universities as Professional Insititutions Chapter 4 My Station and Its Duties Chapter 5 Quality: Teaching Chapter 6 Quality: Research Chapter 7 Supervision Chapter 8 Two Practices Chapter 9 Postscript Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Appendix I: Educational Institutions as Tax Exempt Chapter 12 Appendix II: Statement on Professional Ethics of the American Association of University Professors Chapter 13 Appendix III: Statement of Professional Ethics of the Modern Language Association of America Chapter 14 Appendix IV: Statement of Good Practices by Law Professors in the Discharge of Their Ethical and Professional Responsibilities Chapter 15 Appendix V: On Teaching Chapter 16 [A] The Teaching Portfolio: A Checklist of Items to be Included Chapter 17 [B] Teaching Circles Chapter 18 [C] Considering Teaching in the Appointemtn of Faculty Members Chapter 19 Appendix VI: Scholars Fear 'Star' System May Undercut Their Mission Chapter 20 Appendix VII: The Theory of the Profession and Its Predicament Chapter 21 Index