Topic: Governance

Editor Matters: Whose University is it anyway?

By Graeme Stewart

The past few years have seen university governance jump from relative obscurity and into the headlines. How universities are run is suddenly […]

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Doing the PPP: a skeptical perspective

By Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton

Program prioritization—all the rage at Canadian campuses—may be more trouble than it is worth.

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University Governance: Reflections from the Future U Conference

By Nick Falvo

Last week, I spoke on a panel on university governance at a conference titled Future U:  Creating the Universities We Want, organized […]

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Into the program prioritization debate

Last week, we published an article by Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton on program prioritization. For the uninitiated, program prioritization is a […]

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Doing the PPP: A skeptical perspective

By Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton

So-called “program prioritization processes” have been a hot topic at American and Ontario universities. But as Leo Groarke and Beverley Hamilton argue, the cost of PPP is much higher than many administrators realize.

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Contempt for values: The controversy over Library and Archives Canada’s Code of Conduct

By Myron Groover

Library and Archives Canada has introduced a new code of conduct that contains worrying restrictions for its employees. Myron Groover asks how the organization can fulfill its mandate while stifling the ethics and values of the library and archival professions.

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Copyright Symbol

Access Copyright: University libraries give up on the copyright go-between

By Nick Falvo

Access Copyright is much like the Blockbuster Video of Canadian university libraries. At one time, it seemed indispensable. Today, it’s almost obsolete.

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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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Using Culture to Understand How the Academy is Governed

By Bryan Gopaul

William Tierney’s book, The Impact of Culture on Organizational Decision Making (Stylus 2008), discusses the importance of using a cultural lens on the governance of higher education institutions.

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Editorial Matters – The Road Ahead

By Mark Rosenfeld

A university cancels a public lecture by an outspoken academic due to political pressure. A job offer at a prestigious research institute is rescinded in response to the opposition of a large, corporate sponsor. Police arrest demonstrators at a debate on one the flashpoints of regional geo-politics. A decision with far-reaching academic implications is taken with only perfunctory reference to collegial governance. A university’s strategic plan uses the corporate sector as a model, with the aim of maximizing growth, marketability and profit.

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