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ERIC Number: ED015211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 7
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A DEAN SPEAKS OUT.
ROGERS, ROBERT W.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS SHOULD FACE THE CHALLENGE OF OVERCOMING OBSOLESCENT PRACTICES AND ATTITUDES IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE STUDY OF LITERATURE TO THE NEEDS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY WHERE THERE IS EVIDENCE, EVEN IN NATIONAL AFFAIRS, OF A LARGER ROLE FOR THE HUMANIST. THE PROBLEMS OF FACULTY SHORTAGE AND "FOSSILIZED" CURRICULUMS ARE MAINLY THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN, WHO NOW OCCUPIES A POSITION OF COMMANDING LEADERSHIP. IN BUDGET MATTERS HIS FIRST RESPONSIBILITY IS TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HIS DISCIPLINE. BECAUSE FACULTY MEMBERS ARE OFTEN ATTRACTED BY CIRCUMSTANCES OTHER THAN SALARY, HE SHOULD INITIATE PROGRAMS AND POLICIES WHICH CREATE A LIVELY, INTELLECTUAL ATMOSPHERE. TO INSURE THIS ATMOSPHERE AND TO COMBAT OBSOLESCENCE, HE SHOULD ORGANIZE THE CURRICULUM WITH ALL PARTS MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE AND DELEGATE TO FACULTY MEMBERS MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN HELPING TO RUN THE DEPARTMENT. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE ADE BULLETIN," NUMBER 15, OCTOBER 1967, PAGES 12-17. (BN)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Departments of English, New York, NY.
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