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ERIC Number: EJ815067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Social/Corporate Accountability: A University's "Trek" towards Excellence
Walker, Judith
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v38 n2 p45-71 2008
This paper explores the concept of accountability as it relates to the University of British Columbia. It examines the discourse surrounding social accountability laid out in the university's Trek 2010 vision and then juxtaposes this with the private accountability to commercial and government interests as evidenced in other documents and recent university decisions. The paper, thus, concludes that both private and public attempts at accountability are present yet the call to account to a wider social public gets muffled by the vagueness of the goals and, in particular, the appeals to excellence. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada