By Sheila Slaughter
As schools and universities develop into extra entrepreneurial in a post-industrial financial system, they concentrate on wisdom much less as a public solid than as a commodity to be capitalized on in profit-oriented actions. In Academic Capitalism and the hot Economy, better schooling students Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades element the competitive engagement of U.S. greater schooling associations within the knowledge-based financial system and learn the efforts of schools and universities to strengthen, industry, and promote learn items, academic providers, and buyer items within the inner most marketplace.
Slaughter and Rhoades tune alterations in coverage and perform, revealing new social networks and circuits of data construction and dissemination, in addition to new organizational constructions and elevated managerial potential to hyperlink larger schooling associations and markets. They depict an ascendant educational capitalist knowledge/learning regime expressed in college paintings, departmental task, and...
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Additional info for Academic Capitalism and the New Economy. Markets, State, and Higher Education
Colleges and universities, often arms of the state, benefit from (and sometimes participate in lobbying for) neoliberal initiatives to the degree that they are committed to an academic capitalist knowledge/learning regime. Those colleges and universities unable or unwilling to integrate with the new economy have difficulty accessing new programs and opportunities. Similarly, programs, departments, or colleges that resist, ignore, or are unable to intersect the new economy within institutions that are generally pursuing an academic capitalist knowledge/learning regime rarely share in its rewards and incentives.
In addition, we address the intensified commercialization of instruction, educational materials, and software/courseware in relation to changes in copyright policies nationally and at the institutional level. Copyright represents an area of market and marketlike activities by institutions, faculty, and students that touches a much broader range of places and players than does patenting; it involves the commodification of higher education not just in technoscience fields in research universities but in virtually all fields and classrooms in all types of institutions.
In more ways than we can enumerate, Larry has influenced our work and shaped the very special Center for the Study of Higher Education in which our work has thrived. His contributions, for each of us, in distinctive but profound ways, go well beyond the boundaries of simple colleagueship. To Sheila Slaughter, who is S2, he is L3, and a partner nonpareil who grounds her in the realities of hiking, camping, hunting, and country western dancing. To Gary Rhoades, whose unparalleled partner is his wife, Janet, centering him in the realities of an eternal Enchanted April, and of being a dad making Knots in a Counting Rope with Elizabeth and Olivia, Larry is and always will be, simply and affectionately, Chief.