The academic citizen: the virtue of service in university life

Bruce Macfarlane

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With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily running of universities. Drawing from extensive examples from models around the world, The Academic Citizen points to the benefits of effective communication with colleagues in the faculty, across the university and in corresponding faculties across the world, as well as those in maintaining positive associations with the wider world.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-0415561402, 041556140X
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2010

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NameKey Issues in Higher Education


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