Topic: Corporatization and commercialization

Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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The roles of government in corporatizing Canadian universities

By Jamie Brownlee

Government focus on boosting the economy and shrinking public expenditure has transformed our universities.

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A cautionary tale of marketization of postsecondary education

By Robert F. Clift

British Columbia’s experience with private postsecondary providers illustrates the danger of market logic in higher education.

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Book Launch: A Penny for Your Thoughts

By Brynne S-W

A new book on the impact of corporatization on Canada’s universities was launched on June 4 in Ottawa by the Canadian Centre […]

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Neoliberalism and postsecondary education: A view from the colleges

By Kevin MacKay

Colleges are struggling with the same trends that threaten universities. By working together, college and university faculty can push back.

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Not Another Brick in the Wall: Capitalism and Student Protests in Chile

By Andrés Bernasconi

A few days ago, I visited a high school in a poor urban area in Western Santiago and met with the junior […]

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller

Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement

By Craig Butosi

The Globe and Mail reported recently that the University of Toronto was the latest signatory to an agreement with Coursera, a Web-based […]

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Copyright discourse in the academy: Values, policies, and technology

By Tony Horava

The university needs to appreciate better the intertwined relationship between values, policies, and technologies with respect to copyright issues.

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Greek Statue that says "Your company logo HERE"

Intellectuals and Democracy

By Mark Kingwell

What’s an education for? Philosopher Mark Kingwell analyzes our era’s market-utility responses to this question. He argues, however, that education is about making us better and more engaged citizens, perhaps even better people.

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'The Last Professors" - book cover

The Last Professors: A eulogy to “the Last Good Job in America”

By Emily Gregor Greenleaf

Frank Donoghue: The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities (Fordham University Press, 2008)

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