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The Resource University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus, Peter MacKinnon

University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus, Peter MacKinnon

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University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus
Title
University commons divided
Title remainder
exploring debate and dissent on campus
Statement of responsibility
Peter MacKinnon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years, a number of controversies have emerged from inside Canadian universities. While some of these controversies reflect debates occurring at a broader societal level, others are unique to the culture of universities and the way in which they are governed. In University Commons Divided, Peter MacKinnon provides close readings of a range of recent incidents with a view to exploring new challenges within universities and the extent to which the idea of the university as 'commons,' a site for open and contentious disagreement, may be under threat. Among the incidents addressed in this book are the Jennifer Berdahl case in which a UBC professor alleged a violation of her academic freedom when she was phoned by the university's board chair to discuss her blog on which she speculated about the reasons for the university president's departure from office; the case of Root Gorelick, a Carleton University biologist and member of the university's board of governors who refused to sign a code of conduct preventing public discussion of internal board discussions; the Facebook scandal at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Dentistry in which male students posted misogynistic comments about their female classmates. These and many other examples of turmoil in universities across the country are used to reach new insights on the state of freedom of expression and academic governance in the contemporary university. Accessibly written and perceptively argued, University Commons Divided is a timely and bold examination of the pressures seeking to transform the culture and governance of universities."--Provided by publisher
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CaOONL
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MacKinnon, Peter
Dewey number
378.1/2130971
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
UTP insights
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  • Academic freedom
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of religion
  • Debates and debating
  • Dissenters
  • Universities and colleges
Target audience
adult
Label
University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus, Peter MacKinnon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Governance and academic freedom at UBC : the Jennifer Berdahl case -- Sexual transgressions at Dalhousie : dentistry students on Facebook -- Safe space, comfort, and freedom of expression : stories from across Canada -- Academic freedom and governance--a reprise : Carleton's blogging board member -- Freedom of religion in the commons : a law school for Trinity Western University? -- Making the world a better place -- The social responsibility of Canadian universities
Extent
xi, 149 pages.
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781487503703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1867322
  • 870182
Label
University commons divided : exploring debate and dissent on campus, Peter MacKinnon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Governance and academic freedom at UBC : the Jennifer Berdahl case -- Sexual transgressions at Dalhousie : dentistry students on Facebook -- Safe space, comfort, and freedom of expression : stories from across Canada -- Academic freedom and governance--a reprise : Carleton's blogging board member -- Freedom of religion in the commons : a law school for Trinity Western University? -- Making the world a better place -- The social responsibility of Canadian universities
Extent
xi, 149 pages.
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781487503703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1867322
  • 870182

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