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Situating Wannabe U

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Although one can find spurts of institutional ambition throughout its official history, Wannabe University was a “Johnny-come-lately” to the “reputational arms race,” the battle for national and ... More


Conforming, Branding, and Research

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter highlights Wannabe University as a “middle-status conformist” that simultaneously seeks to conform to what other public research universities do, while developing its own distinctive ... More


Outsiders and the New Managerialism

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter reviews the new corporate administration and emerging boardroom idols at Wannabe University. As academic administrators have increasingly followed the corporate pattern of achieving ... More


The Politics of Centralization

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Adherents of the “new managerialism,” Wannabe University's administrators seek to improve organizational rationality to maximize economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. To accomplish this ... More


Teaching, Learning, and Rating

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter reports how professors reacted when, over a ten-year period, the central administration at Wannabe University began to emphasize the need to improve the instruction of undergraduates. ... More


Carrots, Sticks, and Accountability

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter discusses how the central administration at Wannabe University encouraged instructors to make themselves auditable by introducing techniques for assessing both what undergraduates learn ... More


Plans and Priorities

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter discusses how the central administrators at Wannabe University tried to implement some of the changes that would improve its ranking, and discusses the impact of these changes of ... More


Making Professors Accountable

Gaye Tuchman

in Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter considers some ways of making the faculty accountable, including the use of external reviews and “datamining” about graduate programs to eliminate graduate departments. It discusses how ... More


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