Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools in the Middle States and Maryland Volume 15-17

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools in the Middle States and Maryland Volume 15-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...which are generally aroused at present by the removal of professor--a discontent and apprehension which I can not but think distinctly harmful--I suggest the following: Let the proposed removal be reported to the faculty by the.board of trustees, through the president; and let the whole matter be thoroughly discussed at some later date by a joint body consiting of the president, a committee of the trustees and a committee representing the faculty. It can not be to the interest of the faculty to defend men who are incompetent or who neglect their duty. It is very much to the interest of the faculty to see to it that desirable men are not made to feel insecure in their positions, and that errors in judgment are reduced to a minimum. I may add that the professor who has been found wanting by a committee of his peers, as well as by trustees and president, seems to have little cause of complaint if he is removed from his position, and it is likely that the public will turn a deaf ear to his upbraidings. 3 I have indicated above that all such matters as the establishing of a new department in a university, the expenditure 53:11: n d of money for buildings, the purchasing of apparatus and books, iiretilsttas good thing for a university to attempt to spread its work iiilcents'i'mc' over new fields. Local pride, or the accident of a promised endowment, should not mislead it into doing what it can not do well, and what, perhaps, does not greatly need to be done. The excessive zeal of individual professors should not be allowed to result in the hypertrophy of single departments to the detriment of the institution as a whole. Each thing that is done concerns all, and all should have some influence in determining what shall be done. Hence,show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777115
  • 9781236777119