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The Resource Academics and the real world, G.R. Evans

Academics and the real world, G.R. Evans

Label
Academics and the real world
Title
Academics and the real world
Statement of responsibility
G.R. Evans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gillian Evans examines how far the traditional purposes of the universities are still relevant to their encounters with the changed priorities of the modern world. Increasingly, it seems, academia is expected to engage with the 'real world'. For instance, university teachers are being asked to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in their students; researchers are more likely now to be doing the kind of research that has practical applications and is funded by commercial sponsors; and university administrators have been encouraged to adopt management models from private business. Against this background, Academics and the Real World explores the core values of universities, the pressure on them from government policies, the threat to the integrity and independence of their research from their partnerships with large corporations, and the problems they are having in running themselves efficiently whilst maintaining their identity. It probes at the crucial question of what should be the nature of the relationship between universities and their wider society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, G. R.
Dewey number
378.41
Index
index present
LC call number
LC191.98.G7
LC item number
E93 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Academic freedom
Label
Academics and the real world, G.R. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [158]-159) and index
Contents
The Academic Project: Driving Forces -- Academic values, academic habits -- Work and play -- What is a 'field' or 'discipline'? -- Authoritativeness and the mechanisms of censorship -- Teaching -- The education of a good citizen -- Teaching and research -- Teaching students to be businesspeople -- The Control of Research -- Making research useful -- The guardians compromised -- The effect on the individual researcher -- Politics, Administration and the Real World -- Quality of administration -- Managers and managed -- What is to be Done? -- Values again -- Nationally accepted guidelines: a committee on standards? -- Personal accountability? -- Conclusion: the University and Social Commentary -- The modern legislative framework in the UK -- Freedom of scholarly discourse and the changing political context -- Bringing the institution into disrepute -- Political speech, censorship and the public interest: the balancing act -- Mechanisms of censorship -- Conformity and compliance -- The Society for Research into Higher Education
Control code
49355995
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780335211128
Lccn
2002021403
Label
Academics and the real world, G.R. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [158]-159) and index
Contents
The Academic Project: Driving Forces -- Academic values, academic habits -- Work and play -- What is a 'field' or 'discipline'? -- Authoritativeness and the mechanisms of censorship -- Teaching -- The education of a good citizen -- Teaching and research -- Teaching students to be businesspeople -- The Control of Research -- Making research useful -- The guardians compromised -- The effect on the individual researcher -- Politics, Administration and the Real World -- Quality of administration -- Managers and managed -- What is to be Done? -- Values again -- Nationally accepted guidelines: a committee on standards? -- Personal accountability? -- Conclusion: the University and Social Commentary -- The modern legislative framework in the UK -- Freedom of scholarly discourse and the changing political context -- Bringing the institution into disrepute -- Political speech, censorship and the public interest: the balancing act -- Mechanisms of censorship -- Conformity and compliance -- The Society for Research into Higher Education
Control code
49355995
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780335211128
Lccn
2002021403

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