Money and Universities
Here\'s one from the Atlantic Monthly an article entitled \"The Kept University\". It focuses more on medical and science end of things, but it helps to explain the decline in support for many socially valued
disciplines like Library and Information Science. With more and more universities accepting the market driven model it is what brings in the money that begins to shape policy. The authors mention other signs of the universities selling out to the marketplace. These include distance learning, overuse of adjuncts, etc...
Commercially sponsored research is putting at risk the
paramount value of higher education -- disinterested
inquiry. Even more alarming, the authors argue,
universities themselves are behaving more and more like