Corporatization has already happened at the University of Iowa. Big stink over it, too. Faculty up in arms. Charges that the trustees acted unethically. The Republican governor is backing the trustees. Crapification soon to follow.
Without faculty governance—or, in Storbeck’s phrasing, “shared governance”—trustees will hire presidents who govern by decree in order to create and reinforce the corporate university. Then, students will be treated as customers, as passive recipients of an increasingly costly (and debt-accumulating) education, and the members of the faculty will be treated as employees, who in a pact with the devil will be paid to teach and conduct research and stay out of the key decisions facing the institution.Radical Political Economy
David Ruccio on business, governance, and the new corporate university
David M. Fields