What distinguishes academic administration from administration or managing in business? Rudolph Weingartner, arugues that colleges and universities are founded to serve certain purposes; they are supported by governments and private individuals; and, as professional institutions, they have students, among others, as clients to whom they owe education services in ways analogous to the obligations hospitals have via-a-vis their patients. Academic administration is not just another job of managing, but a calling that importantly assists institutions to carry out their missions.
Rudolph H. Weingartner is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. His books include Undergraduate Education: Goals and Means and Fitting Form to Function: A Primer on the Organization of Academic Institutions.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Institutions of Higher Education Have Obligations Chapter 3 Colleges and Universities as Professional Insititutions Chapter 4 My Station and Its Duties Chapter 5 Quality: Teaching Chapter 6 Quality: Research Chapter 7 Supervision Chapter 8 Two Practices Chapter 9 Postscript Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Appendix I: Educational Institutions as Tax Exempt Chapter 12 Appendix II: Statement on Professional Ethics of the American Association of University Professors Chapter 13 Appendix III: Statement of Professional Ethics of the Modern Language Association of America Chapter 14 Appendix IV: Statement of Good Practices by Law Professors in the Discharge of Their Ethical and Professional Responsibilities Chapter 15 Appendix V: On Teaching Chapter 16 [A] The Teaching Portfolio: A Checklist of Items to be Included Chapter 17 [B] Teaching Circles Chapter 18 [C] Considering Teaching in the Appointemtn of Faculty Members Chapter 19 Appendix VI: Scholars Fear 'Star' System May Undercut Their Mission Chapter 20 Appendix VII: The Theory of the Profession and Its Predicament Chapter 21 Index