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ERIC Number: EJ1064958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
The Academic Manifesto: From an Occupied to a Public University
Halffman, Willem; Radder, Hans
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v53 n2 p165-187 Jun 2015
Universities are occupied by management, a regime obsessed with "accountability" through measurement, increased competition, efficiency, "excellence", and misconceived economic salvation. Given the occupation's absurd side-effects, we ask ourselves how management has succeeded in taking over our precious universities. An alternative vision for the academic future consists of a public university, more akin to a socially engaged knowledge commons than to a corporation. We suggest some provocative measures to bring about such a university. However, as management seems impervious to cogent arguments, such changes can only happen if academics take action. Hence, we explore several strategies for a renewed university politics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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