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Publication date: 17 February 2022

Stacy Smith

The deadhead subculture – centered around the band Grateful Dead – has been active for 50+ years. Despite its longevity, academic work is sparse compared to other music…

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The deadhead subculture – centered around the band Grateful Dead – has been active for 50+ years. Despite its longevity, academic work is sparse compared to other music subcultures. Given its durability and resilience, this subculture offers an opportunity to explore subcultural development and maintenance. I employ a contemporary, symbolic interactionist approach to trace the development of deadhead subculture and subcultural identity. Although identity is a basic concept in subculture research, it is not well defined: I suggest that the co-creation and maintenance of subcultural identity can be seen as a dialectic between collective identity and symbolic interactionist conceptions of individual role-identity.

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Subcultures
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-663-6

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Publication date: 14 August 2017

Robert A. Scott

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on undergraduate student education, consider how campuses can address student needs as reported by the Lumina Foundation project, and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on undergraduate student education, consider how campuses can address student needs as reported by the Lumina Foundation project, and provide suggestions to campus leaders for ways in which they can place higher priority on meeting student needs.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper takes the form of a reflective essay.

Findings

The campus president should be the chief education officer as well as the chief executive officer.

Research limitations/implications

While this essay is based on a single president’s experiences, it provides new dimensions for assessing leadership.

Practical implications

This essay provides a way of setting criteria for presidential searches and for assessing presidential performance.

Social implications

This essay provides examples of how a president can add value to the campus setting and local community.

Originality/value

This is an original approach and an original piece of work that draws on my experience and talks on campus.

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On the Horizon, vol. 25 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Robert A. Scott

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On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Robert A. Scott

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On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 28 September 2010

Robert A. Scott

This paper aims to review a book of insights from a highly successful campus president.

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Purpose

This paper aims to review a book of insights from a highly successful campus president.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of an essay review.

Findings

The paper provides key insights into presidential leadership, roles and responsibilities, and fundraising.

Originality/value

This paper is an original essay review.

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On the Horizon, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 1 June 2003

Robert A. Scott

In a time of ethical lapses and moral ambiguity, it is essential for the university, the source of preparation for managers, scientists, journalists, teachers, and other…

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In a time of ethical lapses and moral ambiguity, it is essential for the university, the source of preparation for managers, scientists, journalists, teachers, and other professionals, to understand its role as a force in preparing graduates for decision‐making. The university is a “moral force” because it constantly extends the boundaries of what is known, and therefore challenges societal rules describing desirable and undesirable states and behavior. By focusing on the decision‐making competence of those it educates, it also makes choices about the values it will express, exhibit, and eschew. In this way, the university has a unique opportunity to help create a culture of conscience not only for the professions and professionals, but for all citizens, through its teaching, scholarship, actions, and service to and with others. With this as its stance, the university would strengthen its place at the center of society and solidify its place at the margins – as curator, creator, and critic.

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On the Horizon, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 28 September 2010

Robert A. Scott

The purpose of this article is to survey areas of admiration, anguish, and anticipation in higher education.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to survey areas of admiration, anguish, and anticipation in higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

The article takes the form of a reflective essay.

Findings

There is much to admire about higher education; much that causes anguish; and much to anticipate in the years ahead.

Originality/value

This is an original approach and an original piece of work.

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On the Horizon, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Article
Publication date: 20 September 2013

Robert A. Scott

This paper aims to illustrate one method of using the “State of the University Address” to inform and motivate faculty and staff.

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Purpose

This paper aims to illustrate one method of using the “State of the University Address” to inform and motivate faculty and staff.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on a variety of sources and the author's experience.

Findings

The State of the University Address is an opportunity to provide an assessment of an institution's condition relative to higher education at large; a proposal for an institution's priorities, with rationale; and the expression of a philosophical framework for considering the future.

Originality/value

This paper expresses one institution's approach to the State of the University Address as an element of strategic planning.

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Publication date: 1 June 2003

Antonio D. Jimenez

This study examines the consequences of stigmatization that occurred during a tuberculosis outbreak concentrated among Puerto Rican clients enrolled in a Chicago drug treatment…

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This study examines the consequences of stigmatization that occurred during a tuberculosis outbreak concentrated among Puerto Rican clients enrolled in a Chicago drug treatment center. Using ethnographic methods, I examine three factors that contributed to the stigmatization of those with TB. One factor concerns the fear elicited by the deadly disease that aroused reactions among Puerto Rican community members that were derived from earlier experiences. A second factor involves traditional public health measures enacted in response to the outbreak that facilitating labeling of those with TB, further fueling stigmatization. A third factor concerns the re‐articulation of group boundaries occurring among drug program inhabitants, whereby TB‐impacted persons were marginalized in order to reaffirmed the status of others whose identity had been compromised by the epidemic. The study’s implications for public health are discussed and suggestions are offered for developing innovative intervention approaches.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 23 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 4 February 2014

Robert A. Scott

The purpose of this essay is to comment on the philosophy of liberal education and its structure; the goal of general education and how it fulfills the goals of liberal education;

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Purpose

The purpose of this essay is to comment on the philosophy of liberal education and its structure; the goal of general education and how it fulfills the goals of liberal education; and the four key elements of liberal education, including the “liberating” aspects of general education, the need for an emphasis on questions more than on answers, the meaning of a global perspective, and the connections of each of the above to extracurricular experiences and engaged citizenship.

Design/methodology/approach

This essay is a review of the topics of liberal and general education, their components, and their importance.

Findings

Using the design and methodology mentioned above as a way to explore the purpose, the essay reveals selected universal truths about a liberal or “liberating” undergraduate education.

Research limitations/implications

The approach that is detailed can be assessed in comparison to other formulations of liberal and general education.

Practical implications

The framework described above suggests possibilities for redesigning liberal and general education programs so as to have a greater impact on undergraduate student learning and to foster experiential and interdisciplinary learning.

Originality/value

While this is a personal perspective based on many decades of senior positions in higher education, it is based not only on the author's own analysis and thinking, but also on a broad understanding of the literature about these topics.

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On the Horizon, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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