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No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (Cultural Front)

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The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education s independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university is presently under siege from all corners; workers are being exploited with paltry salaries for full-time work, politics and profit rather than intel ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by New York University Press (first published January 2nd 2010)
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Rachel Cheeseman
A quick read with interesting and articulate, although at times belabored, proposals for higher education reform. Topically, however, it is so specific I doubt it would have much appeal to those outside the Ivory Tower.
Jim O'Loughlin
Apr 02, 2010 Jim O'Loughlin rated it it was amazing
A serious analysis that is forward thinking without trying to be cheery. Fascinating final chapters on the inside workings of AAUP. Essential reading for anyone that has worked to transform organizations from within.
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An interesting counterpoint to Stanley Fish's Save the World on Your Own Time . Nelson is a lot drier than Fish, but then Fish is trying to stir things up and Nelson is the president of the AAUP.
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Pretty much a must-read for all those pondering "the future of higher education."
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