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Chiang mai pres deepak nayyar

  1. 1. Aspects of, and Threats to, Academic Autonomy Deepak Nayyar IAU-IAUP Symposium Chiang Mai, 8th December 2006
  2. 2. Some Priors• Universities and Society• Collective and Individuals• Related Parallels
  3. 3. Aspects and Threats• Aspects of Autonomy Academic Administrative Financial• Threats to Autonomy The State: Government, Legislature, Judiciary and Polity• The Market: Teaching, Research, Administration, Admissions and Milieu
  4. 4. From the Government• Finances• Appointments• Governance• Regulation
  5. 5. From the Legislature• Overarching legislations• Legislation for access• Representation and intervention• Overlap and intersection
  6. 6. From the Polity• Universities as platforms• Universities as nurseries or laboratories• Universities as battle-grounds• Universities for polemics and posturing
  7. 7. From the Judiciary• Appointments• Promotions• Admissions• Administration
  8. 8. Threats from the Market• Teaching: courses and curricula, short-run versus long-term• Research: finances and focus, unequal and asymmetrical• Administration: objectives, practices and criteria, inappropriate• Admissions: endowments rather than abilities, as means of differentiation• Milieu: conduct, collegiality, motivation, and reputation
  9. 9. Some conclusions• Generalizations are difficult but possible• Relative importance of threats from the state from the market• Steps to preserve autonomy from within universities from outside universities

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