ERIC Number: EJ1119315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Some Thoughts about Doing the Right Thing in Uncertain Times
Kuh, George D.
Journal of College and Character, v17 n4 p213-222 2016
In these uncertain times, it is essential when dealing with student activism that faculty and staff base their actions on foundational assumptions and beliefs representing best professional practice that serve the multiple purposes of higher education. To set a context for his arguments, the author draws on a recent example from the field. The untenable circumstances in which an exemplary campus practitioner found herself can happen to anyone at any college or university. Then, the author briefly re-visits a set of guiding assumptions and beliefs put forward in "A Perspective on Student Affairs" (1987) that are relevant to dealing with the challenging tasks at hand. The author closes with four suggestions that have the potential to help convert these principles about our professional obligations to today's students and institutions into educationally purposeful campus action.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Best Practices, Activism, Campuses, Student Personnel Services, Institutional Mission, Administrative Principles, Student Problems, Professionalism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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