Category Archives: The Corporate University

Cultural Logic launches new issue #CulturalLogic21

Cultural Logic is a journal of marxism, literature, and radical politics, which has been an open access journal since it was founded in 1997. The new issue, Cultural Logic 21, features the following articles and poetry. Articles Anthony Barnum “Identifying … Continue reading

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Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia

Comments on Academic Freedom at the University of British Columbia Delivered at “Breakfast with the Dean” panel April 21, 2016 E. Wayne Ross, PhD Professor Faculty of Education University of British Columbia First of all I would like to thank … Continue reading

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Vancouver Observer: Professors blast UBC’s “failures of governance”

The Vancouver Observer recently published a commentary co-authored by Sandra Mathison, Stephen Petrina and myself (co-directors of the Institute for Critical Education Studies) on the recent failures of governance at the University of British Columbia. Read the piece on the … Continue reading

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UBC Faculty Association and student society call for external review of Board of Governors; Momentum gathers among faculty for UBCBoG no-confidence vote

With UBC’s crisis of administration and legitimacy growing worse, the Faculty Association has re-issued its call for an external review of the Board of Governors and its operations. Clearly, there are failures of governance and shadow systems of decision-making from the ranks … Continue reading

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UBC faculty, staff, and students protest Board of Governors meeting #UBCClean [UPDATED]

UBC faculty are not generally a rowdy bunch, but there were a couple of hundred out today protesting the Board of Governors meeting and demanding UBC management and Board accountability. UBC faculty, staff and students were protesting the UBC Board of Governors … Continue reading

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New York Times “Letter of the Year Award” goes to Prof. Seth Rockman

Read Brooks’ article here. See all letters published in NYT in response Brooks here.

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More bucks than brains: James Ramey and the ruination of the University of Louisville

  In the late 1990s, Kentucky’s legislature initiated a program to upgrade and reform the state’s postsecondary education system, it was called “Bucks for Brains.” (The state’s promotional tagline at the time was “Open for Business.”) I was recruited to the … Continue reading

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Did UBC School of Kinesiology just scam its students to help fund a new building?

Tonight the University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society (AMS) Council—the elected student government—will consider approving results of a referendum in which undergraduate kinesiology students voted to increase their student fees by $250 to help fund a new building for … Continue reading

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Professors in Poverty

Via Brave New Films: PROFESSORS IN POVERTY An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or working on a part-time only basis. 31% of those adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and are forced to work multiple jobs just … Continue reading

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Do private programs belong at public universities?

The University of Victoria has contracted with the Canadian telecom giant Telus to deliver a “customized” MBA program to Telus employees. Telus executives will be teaching some of the courses; the instructors from UVic will apparently be teaching on contracts … Continue reading

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