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Challenges Facing Public Research Universities

in Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780506
eISBN:
9780804782197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the evolving external educational environment and the tactical responses to it made by public research universities in the U.S. It considers the perceptions of and reaction to ... 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


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


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


Accounting for Interdisciplinarity: Contesting Value in the Academy

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects on the production of academic knowledge as it is shaped by practices of accounting and discourses of accountability. It considers three modes of accountability that are relevant ... More


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