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ERIC Number: EJ830678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-30
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Heavy Rhetoric
Segal, Carolyn Foster
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n21 pB24 Jan 2009
In this article, the author is questioning the system(s) that professors continue to follow in the practice and process not only of promotion and tenure but also of their general academic lives. That, at least, was the course of her meditations as she ransacked her office and home for copies of reprints and sample syllabi--all already available online but required in hard copy for the file--and yellowing copies of e-mail messages from former students with news of their good fortune out in the less-rhetoric-cluttered world. The procedures, laden with ritual and rhetoric, are part of the framework that allows participants to say and believe that academe is not a business. But of course it's a business: The problem isn't that academe is a business but that so many colleges and universities are run like bad businesses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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