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The Resource No university is an island : saving academic freedom, Cary Nelson

No university is an island : saving academic freedom, Cary Nelson

Label
No university is an island : saving academic freedom
Title
No university is an island
Title remainder
saving academic freedom
Statement of responsibility
Cary Nelson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university is presently under siege from all corners; workers are being exploited with paltry salaries for full-time work, politics and profit rather than intellectual freedom govern decision-making, and professors are being monitored for the topics they teach. No University Is an Island offers a comprehensive account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom. At once witty and devastating, it confronts these threats with exceptional frankness, then offers a prescription for higher education's renewal. In an insider's account of how the primary organization for faculty members nationwide has fought the culture wars, Cary Nelson, the current President of the American Association of University Professors, unveils struggles over governance and unionization and the increasing corporatization of higher education. Peppered throughout with previously unreported, and sometimes incendiary, higher education anecdotes, Nelson is at his flame-throwing best. The book calls on higher education's advocates of both the Left and the Right to temper conviction with tolerance and focus on higher education's real injustices. Nelson demands we stop denying teachers, student workers, and other employees a living wage and basic rights. He urges unions to take up the larger cause of justice. And he challenges his own and other academic organizations to embrace greater democracy."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Cary
Dewey number
378.1/213
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2322.2
LC item number
.N45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural front
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Academic freedom
  • Teaching, Freedom of
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Political correctness
Label
No university is an island : saving academic freedom, Cary Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The three-legged stool: academic freedom, shared governance, and tenure -- How a campus loses its way: sixteen threats to academic freedom -- Legacies of misrule: our contingent future -- Barefoot in New Zealand: political correctness on campus -- The future of faculty unionization -- Graduate-employee unionization and the future of academic labor -- On weakened ground: the AAUP, pedagogy, and the struggle over academic freedom -- No campus is an island: reflections on the AAUP presidency -- Evolution or devolution: the future of the AAUP's committee A on academic freedom and tenure
Control code
428731382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9780814758595
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428731382
Label
No university is an island : saving academic freedom, Cary Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The three-legged stool: academic freedom, shared governance, and tenure -- How a campus loses its way: sixteen threats to academic freedom -- Legacies of misrule: our contingent future -- Barefoot in New Zealand: political correctness on campus -- The future of faculty unionization -- Graduate-employee unionization and the future of academic labor -- On weakened ground: the AAUP, pedagogy, and the struggle over academic freedom -- No campus is an island: reflections on the AAUP presidency -- Evolution or devolution: the future of the AAUP's committee A on academic freedom and tenure
Control code
428731382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 289 pages
Isbn
9780814758595
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)428731382

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