ERIC Number: ED444420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Administration: A Guide to Legal, Ethical, and Practical Issues. The Greenwood Educators' Reference Collection.
Goonen, Norma M.; Blechman, Rachel S.
This book addresses many of the major decisions that academic administrators in higher education face on a daily basis, highlighting the relationship between the academic administrator and faculty members relative to several issues. Eight chapters examine: (1) "A Delicate Balance: Legal, Ethical, and Practical Issues"; (2) "Hiring Issues"; (3) "Compensation and Employment Issues"; (4) "Promotion and Tenure Issues"; (5) "Terminations, Nonrenewals, and Reductions in Force"; (6) "Academic Freedom"; (7) "Student Disputes on Academic Matters"; and (8) "Transcript and Degree Issues." Each chapter discusses legal parameters and ethical considerations, offers practical suggestions, and presents an illustrative case. Appended are: values audit process; the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) "Statement on Professional Ethics"; the American Association of University Administrator's "Mission Statement and Professional Standards"; the AAUP "Statement on Conflicts of Interest"; AAUP's "On Preventing Conflicts of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research at Universities"; the AAUP "1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, with 1970 Interpretive Comments"; the AAUP "Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings"; and AAUP's "Academic Freedom and Artistic Expression." A table of cases is also included. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Records, Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Decision Making, Degrees (Academic), Dismissal (Personnel), Ethics, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Personnel Selection, Promotion (Occupational), Reduction in Force, Standards, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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