Higher Education’s Silent Killer

Marc Spooner. 2015. Higher Education’s Silent Killer. Briarpatch Magazine. 1 Sept. 

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/higher-educations-silent-killer

“The audit culture distorts scholars’ work by tabulating academic worth through the simplest algorithm: one that considers, for the most part, only peer-reviewed publication, journal impact rankings, and the size of research grants. Whole realms of endeavour are devalued or left out of the equation altogether, including activities such as “slow” research, alternative forms of scholarship and dissemination, devotion to teaching, or actually acting on one’s research findings – all vital aspects of the academic enterprise”enterprise. “
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2 responses to “Higher Education’s Silent Killer

  1. Reblogged this on Brian Cook's Research and commented:
    Great argument. I feel this on a daily basis.

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