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No University Is an IslandSaving Academic Freedom$
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Cary Nelson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814758595

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.001.0001

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How a Campus Loses Its Way

How a Campus Loses Its Way

Sixteen Threats to Academic Freedom

(p.51) [ 2 ] How a Campus Loses Its Way
No University Is an Island

Cary Nelson

NYU Press

This chapter identifies sixteen specific threats to academic freedom. The unique diversity of American higher education, embracing both private and public institutions, secular and religious schools, small liberal arts colleges and mega-universities, community colleges and research universities, unfortunately leads to these threats. The seemingly encompassing economic and cultural force of corporatization—with its neoliberal economic values, instrumental view of educational mission, and managerial model for administration—has subjected very different sorts of educational institutions to similar pressures for change. It has also brought permanently exclusive and proprietary contracts to campus culture, along with elaborate security regimes designed to protect corporate secrets. As a result, there is a mix of threats to academic freedom, some specific to institutional type, some affecting many types of institutions.

Keywords:   academic freedom, American higher education, corporatization, neoliberal economic values, campus culture, educational institutions

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