ERIC Number: ED382100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Work: The Changing Labour Process in Higher Education.
Smyth, John, Ed.
This collection of papers examines what academics do as a work process and how that is changing dramatically with the fiscal crises being experienced by most governments around the world. It explores how academic work is organized, how it is enacted, in whose interests, and with what ultimate effects. Papers include: "Markets in Higher Education: Australia" (Simon Marginson); "States, Economies and the Changing Labour Process of Academics: Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom" (Henry Miller); "Canadian Universities and the Impact of Austerity on the Academic Workplace" (Howard Buchbinder and P. Rajagopal); "Goal Setting, Domestication and Academia: The Beginnings of an Analysis" (Mick Campion and William Renner); "Higher Education and the State: The Irony of Fordism in American Universities" (Wesley Shumar); "The Culture of Assessment" (William G. Tierney and Robert A. Rhoads); "Entrepreneurial Science and Intellectual Property in Australian Universities" (Sheila Slaughter and Larry Leslie); "The University of Life plc: The 'Industrialization' of Higher Education?" (Richard Winter); "Deck Chairs on the 'Titanic': Award Restructuring for Academics in the Age of Economic Rationalism" (Jan Currie and Roger Woock); "Beyond the Multiversity: Fiscal Crisis and the Changing Structure of Academic Labour" (Clyde W. Barrow); "Higher Education as a Form of Labour Market Reform" (Kerry Barlow); and "The Gendered Management of Equity-Oriented Change in Higher Education" (Anna Yeatman). (Each paper contains references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Change, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Market, Teaching (Occupation), Work Environment
Open University Press, 1900 Frost Rd., Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 ($59.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States