Topic: Corporatization and commercialization

Capitalist creep on campus: the largest, quietest privatisation in UK history – it’s why we’re striking

Pexels For the next week and a half, many UK university lecturers will be on strike again, but who outside of academia […]

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University strikes in the UK: Why they’re happening and what you need to know

shutterstock/Ray Morgan Eight days of strike action announced by academics will run November 25 until December 4. After that, industrial action will […]

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The corporatization of the university budget and its consequences for academic support workers

By Janice Folk-Dawson

As governments and administrators increasingly run universities like private corporations, academic support workers find their working conditions deteriorating and their jobs threatened. […]

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As public postsecondary funding stagnates, the University of Toronto explores “alternative funding sources”

By Mariana Valverde

Universities increasingly rely on student fees and other alternative funding sources to make up for falling levels of government support, but perhaps […]

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Universities don’t control the labour market: we shouldn’t fund them like they do

Some people are more employable than others. from shutterstock.com From 2020, universities will receive a certain amount of government funding based on […]

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When big companies fund academic research, the truth often comes last

Industry funders can go to great lengths to suppress the findings of academic research when it’s not favourable to the company. from […]

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The problem with the push for more degrees

RIDTHISING/Shutterstock.com In a 2009 speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed that by 2020, the United States will “once again have the highest proportion […]

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The ‘slow professor’ could bring back creativity to our universities

Creative, social and family life should not be banished from the knowledge economy. (Shutterstock) Last summer, a friend gave me a copy […]

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Le « slow professor » ou comment retrouver la créativité dans nos universités

Il est temps de pratiquer une certaine dissidence au sein même de l’université. shutterstock L’été dernier, une amie m’a remis le livre […]

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A move towards conciliation in academia

By Ashley Courchene

After four years, reconciliation is not what we hoped it would be in our classrooms. How did we get here, and is […]

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