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作者 Brennan, Jason, 1979- author
書名 Cracks in the ivory tower : the moral mess of higher education / Jason Brennan, Phillip Magness
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9780190846282 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  LB2324 B75 2019    在架上    30560400657414
說明 v, 322 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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附註 "From a business ethics standpoint, the average university makes Enron look pretty good. Many people worry that there's rot in the heart of higher ed. Cracks in the Ivory Tower reveals the problems are even worse than everyone suspects. In this devastating exposé, Jason Brennan and Philip Magness reveal that the problem isn't that bad apples are spoiling the bunch. Instead, bad incentives make faculty, administrators, and students act badly. The problems are deep and pervasive. Most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent; colleges and individual departments regularly make high-falutin' promises they do not and cannot keep. Most students cheat a little and many cheat a lot. Professors and administrators waste students' money and time in order to line their own pockets. Students don't study and learn little. Faculty and students alike have every incentive to make teaching and learning secondary. Faculty grading and student course evaluations are bogus. Academics universally express commitments to high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. But beneath the moral veneer, faculty, students, and administrators are just looking out for themselves"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references
Neither gremlins nor poltergeists -- What the academics really want -- Why most academic advertising is immoral bullshit -- On reading entrails and student evaluations -- Grades : communication breakdown -- When moral language is a cover for self-interest -- The Gen Ed hustle -- Why universities produce too many PhDs -- Cheaters, cheaters everywhere -- Three big myths about what's plaguing higher ed -- Answering the taxpayers
主題 Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Sociological aspects
Alt Author Magness, Phillip W., author
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