Name: Tianlong Yang(Alex)
Date: July 1st, 2013
The Summary of “University wars: The corporate administration vs. The vocation of learning”
In this article “University wars: The corporate administration vs. The vocation of learning”, John McMurtry argues that to provide these of us who reads the CCPA magazine, and the author raised a problem university, which is “internal assault on academic freedom”(2009, p.191) He means there are not some universities to promote learning or spread knowledges, they just for increasing their money.
Author McMurtry raises when he hires some teachers and academic employees, these stuff just want to get their money from university, and they do not regard how is knowledges spread. At present, some university presidents get more income because they increase the tuition, and students can not afford it. McMurtry uses many reliable sources to present this situation. He uses these sources to explain it more precise as he introduces the problems about students, teacher and academic employees. “‘Bring your knowledge to market’ is the master slogan of the corporate occupation.” (2009, p.191) Author McMurtry thinks the university is more commercialization, and the university presidents think themselves as a CEO of the firm, and a lot of corporate advertising into the school. McMurtry does not absolutely confirm his arguments, and he gives a example on the other hand, like Paul Martin agrees with university becomes commercialization, and he thinks mony is more important than education. Also, McMurtry thinks university mangers control the knowledge copyright, but the can not spread knowledge free. After that, he list five properties to explain what is a corporate administrations, and he gives some examples of destroy academic freedom, such as “inciting students to formal complaint, publishing personal attacks, closing off academic resources.” (2009, p.193) McMurtry uses some article sources of the New York Times to...
Cited: McMurtry, John. "University wars: the corporate administration vs. the vocation of learning." university issues. (2009): 191-195. Print.
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