The Academic Citizen
The Virtue of Service in University Life
Routledge – 2007 – 224 pages
Series: Key Issues in Higher Education
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.
Part 1: The Retreat from Citizenship 1. The Disengaged Academic 2. The Roots of Service 3. Scholarship and Service Part 2: Service and Citizenship 4. Interpretations of Service 5. The Call of Service 6. Rewarding Service 7. The Academic Citizen Part 3: Recovering Academic Citizenship 8. Re-Valuing Student Service 9. Leading Academic Citizens 10. Recovering Academic Citizenship