05 octobre 2014

Have our vice chancellors lost their way?

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Paul Kniest. According to an opinion piece entitled Vice-chancellors favour deregulation because they have lost their way published in the Australian of 1 January 2014, Hannah Forsyth argues that as result of market and state-based regulatory pressures over the last three decades we have seen the emergence of "university leaders who think about their responsibilities differently".  She then concludes that "Instead of being conscious of what universities achieve for society, vice-chancellors are now beholden to their institution and its place in the market. This has shifted their focus from the public good to a fiduciary obligation to their ­employer". More...

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