Tag Archives: McDonaldization

Academic work and quantified control

With workload and research metrics systems being introduced by management at DCU, Roger Burrows in this article throws some light on the effect of such measures on the working  lives of UK academics, where quantified control has already been adopted … Continue reading

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DCU’s workload and FEC documents

DCU has begun to require academic staff in selected departments to complete extensive performance-related forms.

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Sign up to Defend the Irish University

The Irish university is in crisis, through massive under-funding combined with commercialisation and managerialism. Sign these principles to help defend higher education in Ireland.

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Boom time for third level education, but not for lecturers

This article by Peter McGuire,  in The Irish Times, captures some of the reality of life as a lecturer as classes fill to bursting.

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Abracadabra: you’re a part-timer

This insightful article, Abracadabra: you’re a part-timer, by Barbara Garson, tells how good jobs in America are being turned into bad ones, as employers take advantage of the recession. Workers in once-stable occupations are being confronted with massive losses of security, … Continue reading

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Academic surveillance and New Public Management

Managerialist models and practices are sweeping through universities internationally, overthrowing the collegiate system of professional organization by academics, and this wave has recently reached Ireland.

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