Friday, March 13, 2015

Corporatisation ‘threatens academic freedom’– AAUP

University World News
March 13th, 2015

Higher education’s “romance with entrepreneurialism” puts the hallowed principle of academic freedom at risk at universities around the world, general counsel for the American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, told comparative education researchers on Thursday.
And while there's plenty of blame to go around for that, she said, faculty members themselves share some of it.
Be it through the seductive allure of corporate funding or the risk of complacency as a byproduct of tenure, the ways in which some faculty members have "failed to resist the corporatisation of the university (is) what I worry about most", Risa Lieberwitz, a law and labour professor at Cornell University, told attendees of the Comparative and International Education Society, or CIES, at their annual conference in Washington.

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