Universities, Academics and Students - The Ground Rules Have Changed: Power dynamics in the teaching relationship in universities

Jennifer Sappey, Greg Bamber

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    Abstract

    The title of this paper is a quote from a vice-chancellor of an Australian university, one of the participants in this occupational case study of academic labour in market-oriented universities. The paper explores the changing academic labour process in the context of university work which is increasingly geared to commercial imperatives and consumer sovereignty. The consequences for the labour process are work intensification, a shift in power from producers to consumers, and the fragmentation and Taylorisation of academic work. The study draws on: interviews with academics, academic managers and industry commentators; analysis of university documents; analysis of government policies; and participant observation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th Annual conference
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging issues in employment relations
    EditorsGerry Treuren
    Place of PublicationAdelaide
    PublisherPERA/Uni of South Australia
    Pages226-238
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9780975013175
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAnnual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 15 Nov 200617 Nov 2006

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    ConferenceAnnual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period15/11/0617/11/06

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