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Author: Richard Hil
Publisher: Sydney : New South, 2012.
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Australian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures. In a scathing insider exposé, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a higher education  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hil, Richard.
Whackademia : An insider's account of the troubled university.
Sydney : New South, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hil
ISBN: 9781742241364 1742241360 9781742243474 1742243479 9781742245867 1742245862
OCLC Number: 794664047
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Introduction:Grounds for complaint --
1. A tertiary odyssey --
2. Sexing up Whackademia --
3. Taking care of busyness --
4. Production-line teaching --
5. Research, metrics and money --
6. Governing Whackademia --
7. Enough complaint, now what --
Conclusion: Seeing through Whackademia.

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Australian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures. In a scathing insider exposé, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a higher education system that's corporatised beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious and often fun.

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