By Cary Nelson
Be aware of what academic freedom is? Or what it truly is come to intend? what is affirmative approximately affirmative motion nowadays? imagine you are up at the challenge of sexual harassment on campus? Or understand how a lot the college relies on part-time faculty?
Academic Keywords is a witty, proficient, and occasionally cruel evaluate of modern-day campus, an more and more corporatized establishment which may have bitten off greater than its management is able to bite. Cary Nelson and Steve Watt use the layout of a dictionary to provide tales and reflections on probably the most urgent matters affecting greater schooling in the USA. From the haphazard therapy of graduate scholars to the use and abuse of college (as good as abuses commited through faculty), Nelson and Watt current a compelling and, now and then, enraging record at the nation of the campus
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And we should broadcast widely the nature and meaning of our central responsibilities. Make no mistake about it: invocations of accountability herald a battle over the future of higher education. External forms of accountability can finally monitor only quantification, not quality. External accountability can regulate the number of students we serve, the hours we spend in classrooms and offices, the new programs that win approval, and the allocation of the budget, but its impact on the quality of instruction and research can be only neutral or negative.
What she soon found out, alas, was exactly what things were like there. At a formal department dinner at the faculty club her first semester, the most distinguished English professor in attendance had obviously begun celebrating the occasion before setting out for the evening’s festivities. He made a series of orotund pronouncements and then passed out face forward into the first course. While the prospect of watching him drown at the dinner table was not altogether without appeal to his colleagues, they were uneasy about potential wider recriminations if they failed to come to his aid.
By attempts to decouple academic freedom from tenure 3. By attempts to redefine and restrict academic freedom conceptually 4. By politically motivated attacks on how faculty members use their academic freedom 5. By efforts to limit and narrow academic freedom contractually and legally 6. By the resurgence of restrictions on academic freedom at religious institutions 7. By surveillance of faculty communication by electronic mail 8. By the corporatization of institutions of higher education 9. By efforts to enact speech codes on campus that restrict or punish speech deemed unacceptable 10.