Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy / Edition 1

Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy / Edition 1

by Cary Nelson, Stephen Watt
     
 

In a series of stinging analyses, this book examines the current sorry state of higher education. The second half of the volume offers "alternative futures" for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the

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In a series of stinging analyses, this book examines the current sorry state of higher education. The second half of the volume offers "alternative futures" for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the avoidable disaster facing the modern university.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971850
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/06/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : it might as well be a conspiracy1
1Cohorts - the diaspora of the teachers15
2Anonymity, celebrity, and professional identity27
3The postdoc paradox41
4Disciplining debt53
5The brave new world of research surveillance69
6The humanities and the perils of globalization81
7Organizational affiliation and change97
8Is it a university or is it a country club?117
9Collective action, collective bargaining, collective agency139
10The economics of textbook reform165
11Transforming teaching and reaching the public on the internet181
12What would an ethical graduate program be?189

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