The civic mission of Australian Universities

Brown, Laurence and Muirhead, Bruce The civic mission of Australian Universities. St. Lucia, Qld.: The University of Queensland, 2001.

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Author Brown, Laurence
Muirhead, Bruce
Title The civic mission of Australian Universities
Place of Publication St. Lucia, Qld.
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication year 2001
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Series Engaged perspectives ; no.1
Language eng
Total number of pages 15
Subjects 370104 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The civic mission of the Australian university had its roots in mediaeval Europe and is at least a partial inheritor of the English university tradition. This paper examines the history and meaning of civic responsibility in the Australian university experience and makes an appeal to move beyond the traditional "institution apart" culture.

. . . the inevitable conclusion . . . is a question between an aristocratic government in the proper sense of the term-that is, a government by the best men of all classes-and a democracy.                                                                                                                   Benjamin Disraeli 1865

. . . a good university is the best guarantee that mankind can have, that somebody, whatever the circumstances, will continue to seek the truth and to make it known.                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                          Murray Committee Report 1957
Keyword Universities and colleges -- Australia
Education, Higher -- Australia -- Aims and objectives
Social policy
social capital
community development
civc responsibility
community engagement
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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