Public Purpose Magazine, Winter 2008
Public Purpose Cover Winter 2008

The Ethical ImperativeNine Reminders for Presidents about Compliance and EthicsBy Stephen G. Pelletier
It may be hard to talk ethics when you are trying to balance a budget, but your institution’s integrity is no less important than your bottom line. Particularly because the buck for institutional ethics stops squarely on the CEO’s desk, presidents should consider proactive strategies for setting expectations for campus behavior.

Presidents and Chancellors Name Top Research PrioritiesBy Richard Dunfee

In addition to research priorities, the survey inquired about the research administration needs of the institution or system. Clearly, many educational leaders continue to struggle with the best ways to manage and support faculty development. A growing area of interest is undergraduate research, which is receiving heightened attention as a part of the education and learning initiatives associated with America COMPETES.


Innovation and Economic DevelopmentSpark New Collaborations on AASCU CampusesBy Cheryl Fields

From Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to California, AASCU campuses across the nation are increasingly involved in entrepreneurial efforts to help foster new businesses and aid their local communities. 


Endsights:Rules are Just the BeginningBy Kay Norton
One of the great things about a university is its role as a marketplace of ideas. as university leaders, we have a responsibility to create the kind of marketplace where campus community members feel valued, welcome and safe. We can’t rely merely on rules and laws to foster this type of environment. We can create it by building community.