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ERIC Number: EJ813200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Cardinal Virtues of Academic Administration
Curren, Randall
Theory and Research in Education, v6 n3 p337-363 2008
The aim of this article is to articulate the basic elements of a comprehensive ethic of academic administration, organized around a set of three cardinal virtues: "commitment" to the good of the institution; good administrative "judgment"; and "conscientiousness" in discharging the duties of the office. In addition to explaining this framework and defending its adequacy, the article develops an account of the nature of "integrity", and argues that the three cardinal virtues of academic administration can be captured in the concept of integrity in academic administration.The Aristotelian basis for this framework is summarized, and its central ideas are illustrated through a variety of applications. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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