23 juin 2018

Students don’t get ‘value for money’. But we shouldn’t expect to

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianWe’ve debated refunds for teaching missed during university strikes. But such a marketisation of education is dangerous. More...

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28 mai 2018

NDNU officials approve cuts

University Business Magazine logoNotre Dame de Namur University officials finalized a round of course reductions designed to improve the Belmont school’s financial footing, despite concerns shared by faculty members who are increasingly critical of administrators. More...

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28 mars 2018

My students support our strike – they don't want to be passive consumers

The Guardian homeMy university assumed students just want ping pong tables, but they’re as angry with marketisation as their lecturers. More...

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17 mai 2017

Amazon Launches Self-Service Marketplace for Subscription Providers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Amazon Launches Self-Service Marketplace for Subscription Providers
Press Release, Amazon, 2017/04/25

It's hard not to believe that this will have a significant impact on the viability of subscription-based publication models. More...

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21 décembre 2016

Journée d’étude et de formation : Quelles réponses face à la marchandisation du « social » ? le 13 Janvier 2017 à Paris

http://alternatives-economiques.fr/blogs/abherve/files/abherve.jpgSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Les collectifs  Associations citoyennes, Avenir Educs et Pour une éthique en travail social organisent en commun une journée de formation autour de la question ” Quelles implications, quelles conséquences sur la façon de considérer et de concevoir l’action sociale ? “. Voir l'article...

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06 juin 2016

Why students are treated worse than customers

By Bruce Macfarlane. What do graduates owe to society, if anything, in the context of the marketisation of higher education? I believe that the only logical response to this question is that they owe society very little. Read more...

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02 avril 2016

Big drop in academics commercialising their research

By David Matthews. Despite claims that engagement with business is as important as research and teaching, academics find they have no time for work outside the academy. More...

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21 janvier 2016

Distribution Plus

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The much-maligned general education model remains alive and well, but with new features, survey finds. Read more...

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22 novembre 2015

Faculty group decries findings on higher ed spending trends

University Business Magazine logoBy Matt Zalaznick. Colleges and universities have made spending on administrators and part-time instructors a higher priority than raising salaries of core faculty members who have the biggest impact on learning, says a new report from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education. More...

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18 octobre 2015

Why it doesn't help society if universities give research away

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Ohio State University officials are correct to say royalties and licensing revenue from research aren't the best indicators of economic impact from research, says the head of the national trade group for university commercialization. More...

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