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Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University 1st Edition
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The administrators of Wannabe U belong to a mobile class ever in search of a better position.Read more ›
If you work at a second-tier public university and your administration is talking about "transforming" itself to better prepare students for the job market and establish a "flagship" reputation, read this book immediately!
The more we read, however, the more it seems as if this is not so much a thinly-veiled satire on current practices, as embodied in a single example (most likely the University of Connecticut) as it is an actual documentary. One might also say a `mockumentary', except for the fact that there is little exaggeration here. Everything which the author recounts is entirely plausible. Indeed, it is all quite familiar. This is the way things often now are. The question is, why?
The book offers good answers. With the dramatic erosion of state funding for public education universities have adjusted.Read more ›
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This is a look at how corporate mentality has replaced learning in higher ed. It has a sense of humor and understatement that leavens what might otherwise be a diatribe. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Northern Wanderer
This book is relevant, bold, and thought-provoking. It addresses all those issues that need new ideas to revitalize our institutions.Published on February 26, 2013 by university prof
I have invested (wasted?) a large portion of my life in the educational establishment and have been baffled and bewildered by what I have seen and experienced in over a decade of... Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by John Lee Grogan Jr.
Just what the title says. Been in education 35 years, and the main goal of educators is NOT educating; it's about survival with a large salary, and nothing demanding... Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by John Winfrey
The author is able to adopt the methods of primatologist Jane Goodall, who was able to calmly infiltrate the world of chimpanzees and meticulously observe their behavior and social... Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Brian H. Fiedler
Tuchman ably combines scholarship and writing ability to describe what is going on as universities become more like their corporate brethren and less like the institutions we loved... Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by Charldean Newell