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The academic community : a manual for change

Author: Donald E Hall
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2007.
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In The Academic Community: A Manual for Change, Donald E. Hall builds on his earlier The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual (2002) and confronts the most pressing issues in higher education today: the coherence of undergraduate instruction, priorities in graduate training, public perceptions of colleges and universities, and collegiality and cohesion within departments and institutions. Drawing on the dialogue-based  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, Donald E. (Donald Eugene), 1960-
Academic community.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)665100193
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Hall
ISBN: 9780814210628 0814210627 9780814251614 0814251617 9780814291382 0814291384
OCLC Number: 85851520
Description: vii, 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Academic communities from the inside out --
Starting with the self --
Empowering student intellectuals --
Changing graduate education --
Building a vibrant department and university community --
Reclaiming the university as a "public good" --
Conclusion: Some reflections on "balance" in academic life.
Responsibility: Donald E. Hall.

Abstract:

In The Academic Community: A Manual for Change, Donald E. Hall builds on his earlier The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual (2002) and confronts the most pressing issues in higher education today: the coherence of undergraduate instruction, priorities in graduate training, public perceptions of colleges and universities, and collegiality and cohesion within departments and institutions. Drawing on the dialogue-based theories of the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hall urges a reinvestment in community-building by academics, with chapters examining the process of community creation and enhancement in the classroom, the department and college, and the broader regions which surround university campuses. In offering concrete strategies for revitalizing college and university classes and campuses, Hall urges readers to become agents of change within their institutions and the larger political arena. Among the topics he addresses are undergraduate training in public intellectualism, graduate training in institutional service and collegiality, and institutional commitments to public outreach and community service.
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