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Academic freedom

About: Academic freedom is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 4129 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 46840 citation(s). more


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11 Jun 1997-
Abstract: The globalization of the political economy at the end of the twentieth century is destabilizing the patterns of university professional work developed over the past hundred years. One of the major changes that has taken place as a result of globalization is that faculty, who were previously situated between capital and labor, are now positioned squarely in the marketplace. To grasp the extent of changes taking place and to understand the forces of change, Academic Capitalism examines the current state of academic careers and institutions, with a particular focus on public research universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In this wide-ranging analysis, Slaughter and Leslie leave no aspect of academic work unexplored: undergraduate and graduate education, teaching and research, student aid policies, and federal research policies. All are part of the equation. The authors pay particular attention to how faculty spend their time, what forces drive their choices of activities, and what this means for higher education. more

Topics: Higher education (56%), Academic freedom (56%), Globalization (55%) more

3,235 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jul 1965-
Abstract: What was the role of the Catholic colleges in urban social mobility? Why has Pennsylvania a mediocre record in the development of community colleges? What has been the history of Pennsylvania State University's relations with the state legislature and with the University of Pennsylvania? What has been the career of academic freedom in Pennsylvania? How did the changing economic and social life of the commonwealth shape the higher learning, and vice versa? What does the record of higher education in Pennsylvania tell about democracy in Pennsylvania? To what extent were the colleges and universities significantly influenced not by conscious administrative decision but by student action? Who taught in these institutions and what did they teach? How did the struggle between piety and intellect go in Pennsylvania? At this moment in the historiography of higher education the answers to these questions should not remain a mystery at the end of a book that runs to more than 800 pages. more

Topics: Higher education (53%), Social history (53%), Academic freedom (52%) more

1,523 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1994-
Topics: Science wars (59%), Intellectual freedom (57%), Academic freedom (57%) more

710 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1097/00001888-198201000-00005
01 Jan 1982-Academic Medicine
Abstract: A solution to get the problem off, have you found it? Really? What kind of solution do you resolve the problem? From what sources? Well, there are so many questions that we utter every day. No matter how you will get the solution, it will mean better. You can take the reference from some books. And the the idea of a university is one book that we really recommend you to read, to get more solutions in solving this problem. more

662 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/0048-7333(95)00857-8
Yong S. Lee1Institutions (1)
01 Sep 1996-Research Policy
Abstract: This article examines the emerging ‘technology transfer’ role US academics are expected to play in economic development, what specific roles they believe they can play in industrial innovations, and how they might go about collaborating with private industry. Based on a national survey response of approximately 1000 faculty members at research-intensive universities it concludes that US academics in the 1990s believe that they are more favorably disposed than in the 1980s toward closer university-industry collaboration. A majority of the respondents supports the idea that their universities participate actively in local and regional economic development, facilitate commercialization of academic research, and encourage faculty consulting for private firms. A majority of these respondents, however, refuses to support the idea of their universities getting involved in close business partnership with private industry by way of, for example, start-up assistance or equity investment. Of various organizational and motivational underpinnings analyzed from the data, two factors stand out as central to the current debate on university transfer: one is the perception of declining federal R&D support, which threatens the vitality of their research enterprise, and the other is the impact of close university-industry cooperation, which is likely to interfere with academic freedom — the freedom to pursue long-term, disinterested, fundamental research. A search for the boundaries of university-industry collaboration is, therefore, seen as a balancing act between these two competing concerns. more

Topics: Private sector (54%), Academic freedom (54%), Equity (economics) (50%)

592 Citations

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William G. Tierney

12 papers, 399 citations

Philip G. Altbach

10 papers, 464 citations

Matthew W. Finkin

8 papers, 84 citations

Terence Karran

7 papers, 155 citations

Stephen Petrina

6 papers, 31 citations

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