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ERIC Number: EJ907609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
The Canadian Corporate-Academic Complex
Turk, James
Academe, v96 n6 p50-53 Nov-Dec 2010
As universities more aggressively embrace corporate values, corporate management practices, corporate labor-relations policies, and corporate money, faculty associations face troubling challenges. The new reality is particularly hostile to academic freedom, and people see that hostility in the actions of corporate funders and university administrators, often simultaneously. This article presents two cases in Canada that exemplify both the challenges faced by faculty and the new approaches that the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is taking to defend its members, protect academic freedom, and ensure the integrity of academic work. These two cases have forced CAUT to find innovative ways to defend academic freedom in today's corporatized academic environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada