Whackademia: An Insider's Account of the Troubled University

UNSW Press

A scathing insider expose, this account lifts the lid on a higher education system that s corporatized beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy, and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious, and often funny, this exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by Australia s universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, this is an unsentimental call for a reenlightened higher education sector that s not only about revenue, efficiencies, and corporate profile."
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About the author

Richard Hil is an honorary associate at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the coauthor of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage, and the coeditor of Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians. His articles have also been published in the Australian, Australian Universities Review, and Campus Review.
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Publisher
UNSW Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2012
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781742241364
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Education / Higher
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