Topic: Corporatization and commercialization

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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Waking up to the reality of Canadian higher education

By Claire Polster and Sarah Amsler

Higher-education systems in Canada and the United Kingdom share much in common, but there are important differences that faculty on both sides […]

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