Teach-in on Violence in Universities in India In Solidarity with Delhi University Room 227, Mudd Building, Columbia University Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00 – 4:30 PM On February 22, the teachers and students of Ramjas College in Delhi University were… Read More ›
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Well, this is not breaking news. The occupation of the Social Science Faculty of the HU-Berlin started last Wednesday, 18 January, but I only found out about it today. Although I work in an institute which is part of the… Read More ›
by Deborah Talbot The Final Report of the Equalities Review, published by Equalities Commission in 2007, reviewed a range of persistent inequalities including those that affect women. It argued that, ‘…new research reveals clearly that there is one factor that… Read More ›
A study waiting to be done. Somebody? Here is the trigger: So: how is academia.edu reproducing and reinforcing inequality? By spatially positioning the male academic above; By choosing an older male academic and a younger female; By listing the male as… Read More ›
by Deborah Talbot The Alternative Academia Network held its second meeting on the 14th February 2016. The aim is to discuss how creativity works inside and outside universities. The following are notes from the presentation by Deborah Talbot, which explores… Read More ›
Some talks from a really interesting Society for Research Into Higher Education event are now available as podcasts: Dr. Antonella Esposito: PhD researchers using social media: Exploring the emergent trajectories of academic identities Dr. Mark Carrigan: Surviving life in the accelerated academy:… Read More ›
BEYOND THE NEO-LIBERAL UNIVERSITY CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND ACTIVISM COVENTRY UNIVERSITY – FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2015 Warwick UCU committee encourages you to attend this UCU-sponsored event. Around the world there have been a whole series of occupations and protests led by… Read More ›
This panel intends to investigate processes of bureaucratization and business-afication of the university and the role that these have in re-shaping the interrelations of class, gender, and sexuality; and the specific ways that the change from educational pedagogy to business… Read More ›
In his recent book on bureaucracy, David Graeber often turns to higher education to furnish examples of the broader tendency he describes. I thought this was a particularly vivid passage worth reproducing: The explosion of paperwork, in turn, is a… Read More ›
Read the full paper here. Courtesy of Jennifer Upchurch.
[reblogged from Matters Mathematical] According to a great recent blogpost by Berkeley academic Lior Pachter, there is something very fishy about university rankings. In last week’s global university ranking published by the US News and World Report (USNWR), the top 10 universities listed… Read More ›
Stage 1: It’s complex and needs more research (funding) See here for the next two stages. I share the frustration at this belated mainstream recognition of things that many have been pointing out for years.
An important analysis on LSE Politics Blog looks at what the British Social Attitudes survey says about public attitudes towards higher education: In an era of rising tuition fees, deepening student debt and the global commodification of learning, any remaining… Read More ›
The Consumer Experience of Higher Education, The Rise of Capsule Education by Deirdre McArdle-Clinton, Continuum 978-1-4411-7919-7 (pbk), £27.99 I read this book as a treat after two week’s marking. At this point I should stop because the state of higher… Read More ›