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ERIC Number: EJ1221428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Academic Freedom and Collegial Governance under Threat at a Canadian University
Woodhouse, Howard
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v50 n2 p113-121 May 2019
In this article, I use the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) as a case study exemplifying some of the ways in which academic freedom and collegial governance are being undermined at a Canadian public university. Beginning with a brief narrative about how the actions of the senior administration have threatened both of these key concepts, I then contextualize the issue in two ways. First, I analyze the meaning of academic freedom and collegial governance and consider their importance for the life of universities in general. Then I trace the origins of the corporate model that has come to dominate universities in Canada. In the conclusion, I return to the ongoing struggle for collegial governance and academic freedom at the U of S and the lessons that can be learned from it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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