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Donald Kennedy, the former president of Stanford University and currently a member of its faculty, has been at the front lines of the issues confounding the academy today. In this new book, he brings his experience and concern to bear on the present state of the university. He examines teaching, graduate training, research, and their ethical context in the research universDonald Kennedy, the former president of Stanford University and currently a member of its faculty, has been at the front lines of the issues confounding the academy today. In this new book, he brings his experience and concern to bear on the present state of the university. He examines teaching, graduate training, research, and their ethical context in the research university. Aware of the numerous pressures that academics face, from the pursuit of open inquiry in the midst of culture wars, to confusion and controversy over the ownership of ideas, to the scramble for declining research funds and facilities, he explores the whys and wherefores of academic misconduct, be it scholarly, financial, or personal. Kennedy suggests that meaningful reform cannot take place until more rigorous standards of academic responsibility - to students, the university, and the public - are embraced by both faculty and the administration....

Title : Academic Duty
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ISBN : 9780674002234
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Academic Duty Reviews

  • Jonathan
    2019-04-09 01:44

    Although written 15 years ago, this book is relevant today, especially his last chapter on the changes needed in higher education. Kennedy draws on his vast reservoir of experience to discuss many responsibilities of those in academic life, from teaching (which he rightly considers to be among the most important) to research, ethics, and other areas. I strongly recommend to those beginning or considering a career in higher education.

  • Truong Chung
    2019-04-14 22:02

    Informative. Future PhD student or professor should read, you know many issues of academia ivory tower. Bad news is that this book is boring. He tends to explain too much for simple points.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-11 23:47

    A must for 1) graduate students thinking about Academia and 2) professors that need to be reminded that they are not there for themselves but instead to perpetuate knowledge.

  • Lepah
    2019-04-01 01:03

    Không cần phải nói gì hơn và nói nhiều. Quyển sách đã nói lên tất cả. Nó dành cho các giảng viên trẻ hoặc những người bước vào con đường nghiên cứu còn bỡ ngỡ với câu hỏi về bổn phận, trách nhiệm của mình là gì trong những tháp ngà tri thức.