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

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference
CountryAustralia
Period15/11/0617/11/06

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    Sappey, J., & Bamber, G. (2006). Universities, Academics and Students - The Ground Rules Have Changed: Power dynamics in the teaching relationship in universities. In G. Treuren (Ed.), 6th Annual conference: Emerging issues in employment relations (pp. 226-238). PERA/Uni of South Australia.