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Academic Citizenship

  • Maria Rita Tagliaventi
  • Giacomo Carli
  • Davide GiacominiEmail author
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3912-1
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Synonyms

Definition

Academic citizenship refers to the service that academics perform for their institution, the scientific community, and the larger society.

Introduction

Academic citizenship can be defined as the service that academics carry out to benefit the higher education institution they belong to, the scientific community, and the wider society. Academic citizenship, also called service, is necessary for university functioning and development as well as for reinforcing the connections of universities to the collectivity they are embedded within, thus disrupting the view of higher education systems as secluded portions of society or “ivory towers.”

This entry will delve into the various interpretations of academic citizenship that have been provided and the different types of academic citizenship that have been acknowledged in the literature. It will then parse out its antecedents,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Rita Tagliaventi
    • 1
  • Giacomo Carli
    • 2
  • Davide Giacomini
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Business LawUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Strategy and MarketingThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  3. 3.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly