Whackademia : An Insider's Account of the Troubled University

Author(s): Richard Hil


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 expos, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a higher education system thats corporatised beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious and often funny, Whackademia exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by our universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, Whackademia is an unsentimental call for a re-enlightened higher education sector that's not only about revenue, efficiencies and corporate profile.

2012. First edition, first printing. A very good copy with a previous owners name sticker to the front page.


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General Fields

  • : 9781742232911
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : April 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 378.00994
  • : 5-Dec
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Hil