Core Values of the University<br />Why  the Academy is Different from all other Institutions<br />Compiled by Liberal Arts...
If the University had a constitution...<br />EIGHT CORE VALUES would be central to its sovereignty.   <br />
When you talk about different perspectives of THE UNIVERSITY...<br />Then you need to know how it sees itself...<br />
Number ONE			Academic Freedom<br />Same as Autonomy BUT conceived by the standpoint of a Scholar/Researcher. <br />To purs...
Number TWO				Autonomy<br />Autonomy: following only the rules we give to ourselves.<br />In a democratic society the laws...
Number THREE		Scholastic Rigor<br />Scholars follow strict rules -  enhances rather than constrains academic freedom<br />...
Number Four		 Intellectual Curiosity<br />Intense curiosity to think and assume knowledge<br />The underlying motivation t...
Number FIVE		      Intellectual Honesty<br />Intellectual honesty is a core value which is ranked higher than all other va...
Number SIX			 Self-examination <br />
Number SEVEN		Critical Dialogue<br />Even when scholars are working alone, they are always engaging with ideas of others<b...
Number EIGHT	Respect for divergent values<br />
These lecture notes come for free...<br />But it’s the only thing in your essay that you do not have to REFERENCE<br />
The THREE possible roles of the university<br />
To provide people with skills for knowledge based jobsTo increase the capacity for highly skilled economic developmentTo g...
To serve as the institution of research for the benefit of all in society<br />To allow the individual to express their in...
To teach the skills that are required for a critical citizen in a vibrant democracy<br />To be an autonomous entity of pro...
This is the question<br />In the face of unprecedented change, the ancient idea of the university is changing – where do w...
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  1. 1. Core Values of the University<br />Why the Academy is Different from all other Institutions<br />Compiled by Liberal Arts Students<br />
  2. 2. If the University had a constitution...<br />EIGHT CORE VALUES would be central to its sovereignty. <br />
  3. 3. When you talk about different perspectives of THE UNIVERSITY...<br />Then you need to know how it sees itself...<br />
  4. 4. Number ONE Academic Freedom<br />Same as Autonomy BUT conceived by the standpoint of a Scholar/Researcher. <br />To pursue the truth “without fear or favour”.<br />Freedom from outside interferences such as those interested in research for profit or following a political/religious view<br />Freedom also from internal interferences such as the Scholars/Researchers own bundle of needs and mental habits.<br />Freedom from Bureaucracy of the university itself<br />
  5. 5. Number TWO Autonomy<br />Autonomy: following only the rules we give to ourselves.<br />In a democratic society the laws and guiding ideas that citizens will happily follow will be those that they freely determined for themselves.<br />Therefore in a truly free society people will try to devise laws and follow ways of living that are based on knowledge that is gained through free-enquiry. <br />
  6. 6. Number THREE Scholastic Rigor<br />Scholars follow strict rules - enhances rather than constrains academic freedom<br />Sir Frances Bacon argued “...Following a scientific method affects our thinking and lead us to make errors to stray from the truth<br />Academics typically place a lot of emphasis of emotional control<br />Famous scholars are famous for the quality and scope and depth of their work and self-discipline<br />
  7. 7. Number Four Intellectual Curiosity<br />Intense curiosity to think and assume knowledge<br />The underlying motivation to obtain knowledge is intellectual curiosity <br />Desire to know something for its own sake <br />
  8. 8. Number FIVE Intellectual Honesty<br />Intellectual honesty is a core value which is ranked higher than all other values <br />It is the commitment to getting the truth of the matter <br />One must give the most truthful account that one can<br />Regardless of the fact that it may conflict with their own personal opinions and beliefs <br />
  9. 9. Number SIX Self-examination <br />
  10. 10. Number SEVEN Critical Dialogue<br />Even when scholars are working alone, they are always engaging with ideas of others<br />Even in our private thoughts we are always in critical dialogue with significant others<br />In a scholar’s efforts to work out answers to questions. They will engage in critical dialogue with other scholars who are the most important of these significant others.<br />Engaging in critical dialogue is one of the more important ways of understanding a question or topic <br />
  11. 11. Number EIGHT Respect for divergent values<br />
  12. 12. These lecture notes come for free...<br />But it’s the only thing in your essay that you do not have to REFERENCE<br />
  13. 13. The THREE possible roles of the university<br />
  14. 14. To provide people with skills for knowledge based jobsTo increase the capacity for highly skilled economic developmentTo give working class / non traditional students <br />
  15. 15. To serve as the institution of research for the benefit of all in society<br />To allow the individual to express their intellectual curiosity<br />To provide those who have gifted intellect with an outlet and profession<br />
  16. 16. To teach the skills that are required for a critical citizen in a vibrant democracy<br />To be an autonomous entity of protest and dissent in the face of authority<br />To be a place where morality and the significance of human life is debated and disseminated<br />
  17. 17. This is the question<br />In the face of unprecedented change, the ancient idea of the university is changing – where do we go from here?<br />
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