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Our Higher CallingRebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities$
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Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646862

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.001.0001

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Rebuilding the Partnership

Rebuilding the Partnership

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(p.141) 12 Rebuilding the Partnership
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Our Higher Calling
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Holden Thorp

Buck Goldstein

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.003.0013

All of the key parties have an important role to play in rebuilding the partnership. Trustees and policymakers must be careful not to micro-manage; allow Chancellors to build their own teams; respect the views of the faculty and allow the Chancellor the leeway to gain the support of the faculty; support research as well as teaching and be cognizant of the fact that politics are deeply ingrained in the discussion; Administrators must stay close to students, preferably by teaching; embrace the role of faculty member; stay suspicious of administration; engage with academic medicine; and raise funds for true priorities. Faculty must teach with enthusiasm; participate in the community; realistically assess the job prospects of your graduate students; and do not seek administrative positions to further academic goals—programmatic endowment is better. Students should do their homework before applying to college; engage the community once you are admitted; clarify your goals for the college experience and ask for help when you need it.

Keywords:   partnership, avoiding micro-management, importance of teaching, administrators should teach

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