Corporatization

The Life and Death of Academic Freedom

The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University. Ellen Schrecker. New York: New Press, 2010.

The Conflicted University: Special Issue of Academe

Guest editor Sheldon Krimsky, a professor at Tufts University and one of the nation’s experts in scientific conflicts of interest, teamed up with Academe editor Cat Warren to create this expanded special issue.

A Novel Departure

Fight for Your Long Day: A Novel. Alex Kudera. Kensington, MD: Atticus, 2010.

The University as a Sacred Space

Transforming Higher Education: Economy, Democracy, and the University. Stephen J. Rosow and Thomas Kriger, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2010.

Academic Mercantilism, Militarism, and Managerialism

Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex. Anthony J. Nocella II, Steven Best, and Peter McLaren, eds. Edinburgh: AK Press, 2010.

A Tip Of The Hat

Higher Education And The American Dream: Success And Its Discontents. Marvin Lazerson. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010.

 

State of the Profession: Tapas, Anyone?

For the past thirty years or more, the language of management and business has increasingly dominated the discussion of higher education. Colleges and universities have certainly not been the only institutions affected by the growth of biz-speak and biz-think. “Contributing to economic growth” has become the assumed goal of most of our social, cultural, and intellectual activities.

The Escalation of Business as Usual

Academic plans are swallowing up more of the processes associated with research, teaching, and community outreach as the corporatization of higher education accelerates.

Losing Our Faculties

The Fall of The Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and why it Matters. Benjamin Ginsberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn. Randy Martin. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

The Production of Living Knowledge: The Crisis of the University and the Transformation of Labor in Europe and North America. Gigi Roggero (trans. Enda Brophy). Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

Report on Academic-Industry Partnerships

This report is unstinting in its defense of academic freedom and the rights of faculty to control their research agendas and the fate of the intellectual property they create.

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