(Engvall 2010) The corporatization of American higher education

Engvall, Robert P. The corporatization of American higher education: merit pay trumps academic freedom. AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom. 2010; 1. Available from: http://www.academicfreedomjournal.org/VolumeOne/Engvall.pdf. Accessed 2011 Dec 31. Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/64Lw4tzDH.

Engvall attacks the use of merit pay in higher education on the ground that it tends to undermine the autonomy and academic freedom of faculty by concentrating irresponsible power in the hands of administrators. Merit pay also tends to favor authoritarian, Taylorist, managerial corporate values over liberal academic values.


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