The Corporate Campus
Commercialization and the Dangers to Canada's Colleges and University

Turk, James
Publisher:  James Lorimer & Company Ltd.
Date Written:  01/01/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX21706

An in-depth analysis of the commercialization of Canada's universities and colleges and the the threat to quality education this shift posesses.

Abstract: 
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Publisher's description:

For 50 years, the quality of education offered by Canadian universities and colleges steadily improved, along with access to these institutions. By the end of the 1990s, these gains were in danger.

As tuition fees increased, universities made new and often secret arrangements with the private sector; as courses and research were offered up for sale, Canada's institutions of higher learning were at risk of losing sight of the public interest. In this volume respected scholars--including Ursula Franklin, Dr. Nancy Olivieri, and William Bruneau--examine the many issues surrounding the commercialization of colleges and universities.

The Corporate Campus offers penetrating analyses of the threats posed by remodelling post-secondary institutions along corporate lines.

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Preface
INTRODUCTION
What Commercialization Means for Education James L. Turk

PART I - WHAT IS AT STAKE?
What is at Stake? Universities in Context Ursula Franklin
Academic Freedom or Commercial Licence? William Graham
Commercialization and Resistance: Commercial Take-over of Post-Secondary Education Wayne N. Renke

PART 2 - PRIVATIZING KNOWLEDGE
When Money and Truth Collide Nancy Olivieri
Private Interest and Public Peril at the Health Protection Branch Michelle Brill-Edwards
Academia in the Service of Industry: the Ag Biotech Model E. Ann Clark

PART 3 - TEACHING AS A COMMODITY
Introducing the Automatic Professor Machine Langdon Winner
Digital Diploma Mills: Rehearsal for the Revolution David F NobleTrading Away the Public System: The WTO and Post-Secondary Education Marjorie Griffin Cohen

PART 4 - CORPORATE MANAGEMENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
Betrayal of the Public Trust: Corporate Governance of Canadian Universities Michael Conlon
Impact of the Corporate Management Style Maureen Shaw
Shall We Perform or Shall We Be Free? William Bruneau

PART 5 - IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: RECLAIMING OUR PURPOSE
To not intend, or to intend not ... that is the question Janice Newson
Shifting Gears: Creative Resistance to Corporatization Claire Polster
What is to Be Done? Envisioning the University's Future Paul Axelrod

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