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ERIC Number: EJ766266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Managing "Nearly Reasonable" Risk in the Contemporary University
McWilliam, Erica
Studies in Higher Education, v32 n3 p311-321 Jun 2007
This article inquires into risk consciousness as a political and moral imperative that is reconstituting the nature and purposes of university systems, policies and processes. It discusses the assumptions that underpin such systems, and how such systems, once operationalised, change the work that academics actually do. The aim is to draw attention to the extent to which the heightened risk consciousness that has become a hallmark of the contemporary university works "both to constrain and to enable" what academics pay attention to, and how we understand what it means to be an effective manager, teacher or researcher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom