ERIC Number: EJ852974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Trustees: Allies in Academic Integrity
Martin, Jerry L.
Academic Questions, v17 n1 p79-82 Dec 2003
According to this author, it may not be the first instinct of the typical professor to ask trustees to become involved in issues of academic quality. Most professors' instincts were formed in a different time and they may have forgotten how much the academic world has changed. Professors used to defend high academic standards, the liberal arts, rigorous requirements, and academic freedom against alumni and trustees who (it seemed, at least) cared more about job training than education, and more about football than either. Martin contends that university board members are logical allies of faculty who are concerned with restoring liberal education. Increasingly, board members are actively monitoring policy and behavior issues and directing the administration and faculty to restore integrity to grading, admissions, the curriculum, and personnel decisions.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Integrity, Liberal Arts, Administrators, Governing Boards, Trustees, College Faculty, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Academic Freedom, School Policy, College Curriculum, Universities
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