With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily running of universities. Drawing from extensive examples from models around the world, The Academic Citizen points to the benefits of effective communication with colleagues in the faculty, across the university and in corresponding faculties across the world, as well as those in maintaining positive associations with the wider world.

chapter |8 pages


part |2 pages

Part I The retreat from citizenship

chapter 1|16 pages

The disengaged academic

chapter 2|19 pages

The roots of service

chapter 3|13 pages

The new compact

part |2 pages

Part II Service and citizenship

chapter 4|14 pages

Interpretations of service

chapter 5|17 pages

The call of service1

chapter 6|20 pages

Rewarding service

chapter 7|17 pages

The academic citizen

part |2 pages

Part III Recovering academic citizenship

chapter 8|15 pages

Re-valuing student service

chapter 9|14 pages

Leading academic citizens

chapter 10|17 pages

Recovering academic citizenship