Is it time to rethink the 'university'?

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Hayes, Dennis 2017. Is it time to rethink the 'university'? Ethical Record.
AuthorsHayes, Dennis
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Jeremiads abound on the ‘end’ or the ‘death’ of modern universities. There are claims that they are been severely compromised by ‘neoliberalism’ and social changes and left behind by technological advances. An increasing number of writers believe the university has been transformed turned into ‘safe spaces’, an extended school environment, that infantilises students. Many people describe this ‘crisis’ in academia but few offer any visions of the future and fewer still try to propose alternatives. This is an essay based upon a 'Thinking on Sunday' lecture given to the Conway Hall Ethical Society at Conway Hall, London on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Jeremiads abound on the ‘end’ or the ‘death’ of modern universities. There are claims that they are been severely compromised by ‘neoliberalism’ and social changes and left behind by technological advances. An increasing number of writers believe the university has been transformed turned into ‘safe spaces’, an extended school environment, that infantilises students.

Many people describe this ‘crisis’ in academia but few offer any visions of the future and fewer still try to propose alternatives.

This is an essay based upon a 'Thinking on Sunday' lecture given to the Conway Hall Ethical Society at Conway Hall, London on Sunday 4 December 2016.

KeywordsUniversity; Safe spaces
Year2017
JournalEthical Record
PublisherConway Hall Ethical Society
ISSN00141690
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621638
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