EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Posts Tagged ‘corporatization’

End the Era of the C.E.O. College President – NYTimes.com

In Commentary, Current Events on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

When a colleague posted the job ad for the president of the University of Alberta, I joked that we could split the job four ways and she’d still triple her salary. So we applied – with over 50 other academics – in groups of four.We wanted to highlight the gap between the rhetoric of austerity at universities such as the University of Alberta, and the increasing costs of university administrations across North America.

via End the Era of the C.E.O. College President – NYTimes.com.

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The object of power is power: a report from today’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting

In Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Choice, Current Events on May 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

What do Saskatchewan and Kansas have in common? Plenty, I’m sure, but one of the more unexpected is that each place has become a flashpoint in the battle over academic freedom. If you missed it, a University of Saskatchewan professor was recently fired and his tenure revoked (or was it?) for speaking out against administrative decisions to which he was party. The professor is now back but the university’s decision has done nothing to staunch the PR bleeding. Indeed, if you read through the linked post below you’ll find that the U of S has received precisely the kind of brand attention it desires least.

Have a read.

 The object of power is power: a report from today’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

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