Towards the Virtuous University: The Moral Bases of Academic Practice (Paperback)
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Towards the Virtuous University: The Moral Bases of Academic Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback 166 Pages / Published: 07/09/2009
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A good university is invariably assumed to be one which is managerially effective in terms of its economic efficiency, and is judged in terms of entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and competitive innovation. This book argues that in the majority of institutions, these goals are being pursued to the exclusion of academic excellence and public service. It proposes that there is a marked lack of intellectual leadership at senior management level within HE institutions and that academic workers must assume responsibility for the moral purposefulness of their institutions. This will not be a retreat into the old values of an elitist 'ivory tower', but a rejection of the current deeply stratified university system which prematurely selects students for differentiated institutional streams.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415875141
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm


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"Jon Nixon's Toward the Virtuous University is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the future of higher education. The philosophical underpinnings that shape Nixon's arguments are a refreshing articulation of how important and connected universities, academic practice, and our evolving society are." -- Bryan Gopaul, Academic Matters, January 8, 2009

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