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ERIC Number: EJ1065114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1918-2902
Novel Readings: Reimagining the Value of the University
Aspenlieder, Erin
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 7 2015
This article considers the function and value of the university through the close reading of Tom Wolfe's 2004 novel "I am Charlotte Simmons". Comparing the neoliberal university with an idealized university committed to intellectual inquiry, the article argues for a consideration of the academic values lost in the contemporary university, specifically the values of an intellectual meritocracy, academic identity and academic integrity. The article calls for a sustained and sincere conversation about the idea and ideal of the university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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