Dangerous Professors

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Author: Malini Johar Schueller
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ISBN: 9780472050635
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Dangerous Professors

by Malini Johar Schueller, Dangerous Professors Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dangerous Professors books, A provocative essay collection on academic freedom in the modern world


The Last Professors

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Author: Frank Donoghue
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823279146
Size: 76.47 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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The Last Professors

by Frank Donoghue, The Last Professors Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Last Professors books, “What makes the modern university different from any other corporation?” asked Columbia’s Andrew Delbanco recently in the New York Times. “There is more and more reason to think: less and less,” he answered. In this provocative book, Frank Donoghue shows how this growing corporate culture of higher education threatens its most fundamental values by erasing one of its defining features: the tenured professor. Taking a clear-eyed look at American higher education over the last twenty years, Donoghue outlines a web of forces—social, political, and institutional—dismantling the professoriate. Today, fewer than 30 percent of college and university teachers are tenured or on tenure tracks, and signs point to a future where professors will disappear. Why? What will universities look like without professors? Who will teach? Why should it matter? The fate of the professor, Donoghue shows, has always been tied to that of the liberal arts —with the humanities at its core. The rise to prominence of the American university has been defined by the strength of the humanities and by the central role of the autonomous, tenured professor who can be both scholar and teacher. Yet in today’s market-driven, rank- and ratings-obsessed world of higher education, corporate logic prevails: faculties are to be managed for optimal efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage; casual armies of adjuncts and graduate students now fill the demand for teachers. Bypassing the distractions of the culture wars and other “crises,” Donoghue sheds light on the structural changes in higher education—the rise of community colleges and for-profit universities, the frenzied pursuit of prestige everywhere, the brutally competitive realities facing new Ph.D.s —that threaten the survival of professors as we’ve known them. There are no quick fixes in The Last Professors; rather, Donoghue offers his fellow teachers and scholars an essential field guide to making their way in a world that no longer has room for their dreams. First published in 2008, "The Last Professors" have largely had its arguments borne out in the interim, as the percentage of courses taught by tenured professors continues to dwindle. This new edition includes a substantial Preface that elaborates on recent developments and offers tough but productive analysis that will be crucial for today's academics to heed.


Indoctrination U

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Author: David Horowitz
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594033676
Size: 12.17 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 170
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Indoctrination U

by David Horowitz, Indoctrination U Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indoctrination U books, In 2003, David Horowitz began a campaign to promote intellectual diversity and a return to academic standards in American universities. To achieve these goals he devised an Academic Bill of Rights and created a national student movement with chapters on 160 college campuses. Take No Prisoners is a riveting account of the reaction to Horowitz's campaign by professor unions and academic associations, whose leaderships have been taken over by the political left.


Where Ideas Go To Die

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Author: Michael McDevitt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190869968
Size: 59.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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Where Ideas Go To Die

by Michael McDevitt, Where Ideas Go To Die Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Where Ideas Go To Die books, Ideas die at the hands of journalists. This is the controversial thesis offered by Michael McDevitt in a sweeping examination of anti-intellectualism in American journalism. A murky presence, anti-intellectualism is not acknowledged by reporters and editors. It is not easily measured by scholars, as it entails opportunities not taken, context not provided, ideas not examined. Where Ideas Go to Die will be the first book to document how journalism polices intellect at a time when thoughtful examination of our society's news media is arguably more important than ever. Through analysis of media encounters with dissent since 9/11, McDevitt argues that journalism engages in a form of social control, routinely suppressing ideas that might offend audiences. McDevitt is not arguing that journalists are consciously or purposely controlling ideas, but rather that resentment of intellectuals and suspicion of intellect are latent in journalism and that such sentiment manifests in the stories journalists choose to tell, or not to tell. In their commodification of knowledge, journalists will, for example, "clarify" ideas to distill deviance; dismiss nuance as untranslatable; and funnel productive ideas into static, partisan binaries. Anti-intellectualism is not unique to American media. Yet, McDevitt argues that it is intertwined with the nation's cultural history, and consequently baked into the professional training that occurs in classrooms and newsrooms. He offers both a critique of our nation's media system and a way forward, to a media landscape in which journalists recognize the prevalence of anti-intellectualism and take steps to avoid it, and in which journalism is considered an intellectual profession.


The University Magazine

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University Magazine

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Priests Of Our Democracy

Priests of Our Democracy PDF
Author: Marjorie Heins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814770266
Size: 16.38 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Priests Of Our Democracy

by Marjorie Heins, Priests Of Our Democracy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Priests Of Our Democracy books, Priests of Our Democracy tells of the teachers and professors who battled the anti-communist witch hunt of the 1950s. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on campus and in the courts. Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. The crushing of dissent in the 1950s impoverished political discourse in ways that are still being felt, and First Amendment academic freedom, a product of that period, is in peril today. In compelling terms, this book shows why the issue should matter to everyone.