Money, managerialism and the university

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Marina Warner, in an essay titled ‘Learning My Lesson’ in the current issue of the London Review of Books, writes of a letter she received from an academic who felt he had been driven to resign from his post as a result of demands placed on him which he felt to be unreasonable …” (more)

[Dublin Review of Books, 21 March]

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Unthinkable: Why should the State fund universities?

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Even non-students benefit from higher education, argues Prof Thomas Docherty. Prof Thomas Docherty has been an outspoken critic of the marketisation of education, and last year he found himself at the centre of a row over ‘academic freedom’ in the UK …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 23 March]

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‘On free speech and academic freedom: responsibilities and complicities’: Thomas Docherty, 25 March, 4pm, Maynooth University

Posted in Governance and administration on March 10th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… Andrew Gibson has hailed Docherty as, along with Stefan Collini, ‘a major contemporary heir to Newman, a defender of a sober, principled, honourable, sophisticated, demanding and by no means idealized concept of the university’ …” (more)

Department of English Seminar Series. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 16:00, JHL6, 2nd Floor, Hume Building, Maynooth University.

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