ERIC Number: EJ907402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Public/Private Partnerships: A Trojan Horse for Higher Education?
Baines, Lawrence; Chiarelott, Leigh
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v22 n3 p153-161 Dec 2010
Partnering with private industry is presented as a sensible solution to some faculties at institutions of higher education during the current economic downturn. The authors discuss the historic context for increased efficiencies and provide descriptions of how two institutions responded to the prospect of "collaborating" with a corporation. In one case, a partnership forged without faculty consent resulted in dramatic changes in curriculum, class size, course delivery, and instructor authority. In a second case, a proposed partnership, championed by the central administration, was shown to be detrimental to program quality, institutional reputation, and faculty autonomy, and was soundly defeated.
Descriptors: Industry, Partnerships in Education, Economic Climate, School Business Relationship, Educational Technology, Internet, Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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