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A Teaching Topic in Education

Governments and University Governance: Academic Freedom and the Public Interest

This topic examines [TO COME].

Topic Learning Outcome: Upon mastering this topic, students will understand [TO COME].

Concepts associated with this Topic: Academic Freedom; [MORE TO COME]

Recommended Readings

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy: JSGS 854 - Higher Education Policy

David Cameron. 1991. More Than an Academic Question: Universities, Governments and Public Policy in Canada. Halifax: IRPP, chs.1, 6, and 10.

Glen Jones, Teresa Shanahan and Paul Goyan. 2001 “University Governance in Canadian Higher Education,” Tertiary Education and Management 7: 135‐148.

Paul Axelrod. 2002. Values in Conflict: The University, the Marketplace, and the Trials of Liberal Education. Montreal: McGill‐Queen’s University Press, ch. 4

James Turk, ed. 2000. The Corporate Campus: Commercialization and the Dangers to Canada’s Colleges and Universities. Toronto: Lorimer, chs. By Turk, Franklin, Olivieri.

Howard Woodhouse. 2009. Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market. Montreal: McGill‐Queen’s Press.

Stanley Fish. 2008. Save the World on Your Own Time. New York: Oxford. Chs. 1 and 2.

Louis Menand. 1996. The Future of Academic Freedom. Chicago: Chicago University Press, ch 1.

Thomas L. Haskell. 1997. Objectivity is Not Neutrality. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ch. 7, “Justifying Academic Freedom.”

Michiel Horn. 2000. “The ‘Wood Beyond’: Reflections on Academic Freedom Past and Present,” Canadian Journal of Higher Education 30: 157‐164.

Donald Kennedy. 1997. Academic Duty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ch. 1

Carleton University: PADM 5227 - Higher Education and Society 

Clark, I.D., G. Moran, M.L. Skolnick and D. Trick. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Kingston/Montreal: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. For additional background on the book, see the website

Des Freedman A Radical Manifesto for Higher Education, 2011

See also: Michael Bailey and Des Freedman (eds), The Assault on Universities, Pluto, London, 2011.  

Harvard Kennedy School: SUP 442 - Tackling the Toughest Challenges in Modern American Higher Education

David Kirp. Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line. Harvard University Presss. 2004. 

Derek C. Bok. Higher Education in America. (Fall, 2013. Princeton Univ. Press).

Additional Readings Recommended by the Atlas Editors

Ian D. Clark, “Different Pipers, Different Tunes: In tough financial times, how do we pay the bill for free inquiry?” A review of Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market, by Howard Woodhouse, Literary Review of Canada, April 2010.

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