At a time when faculty roles are under great scrutiny and faculty work itself has an uncertain future, Faculty Work and the Public Good offers a new approach to examining academic professionalism. This collection of essays applies a philanthropic lens to contemporary debates and considers academic work completed out of a moral responsibility to the public good. It provides a counterpoint to narrow conceptions of appropriate faculty work as limited to the production of credit hours and research dollars and offers evidence that faulty can have a wider role both within and beyond the "ivory tower".
By examning faculty members' many contibutions, not only to studetns but to society-at-large, this book provides an alternatve perspective on America's colleges and universities that will help preserve and expand professional contributions to the public good. Although not all faculty are philanthorpically inclined, highlighting those who are will help preserve valuable aspects of faculty work and encourage more such contributions to society. This volume is an essential read for higher education policymakers, trustees, and administrators; students and scholars of higher education and philanthropy; and individual faculty concerned about their profession.