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Author Hil, Richard, 1953- author

Title Whackademia : an insider's account of the troubled university / Richard Hil
Published Sydney : NewSouth, 2012
Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  378.94 Hil/Wai  AVAILABLE
Description 239 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: grounds for complaint -- 1. A tertiary odyssey -- 2. Sexing up Whackademia -- 3. Taking care of business -- 4. Production-line teaching -- 5. Research, metrics and money -- 6. Governing Whackademia -- 7. Enough complaint, now what? -- Conclusion: seeing through Whackademia
Summary Australian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures
Analysis Academics
Educational philosophy
Organisational behaviour
Tertiary education
University funding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239)
Notes Also available online
Subject College environment -- Australia.
Universities and colleges -- Social aspects -- Australia.
ISBN 9781742232911
Other Titles Insider's account of the troubled university