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Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Gaye Tuchman


Based on years of observation at a large state university, this book tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. Aping their boardroom idols, the new corporate administrators at such universities wander from job to job and reductively view the students there as future workers in need of training. Obsessed with measurable successes, they stress auditing and accountability, which leads to policies of surveillance and control dubiously cloaked in the guise of scientific administration. This exposé of the modern university paints a ca ... More

Keywords: state university, loyalty, corporate administrators, measurable successes, scientific administration, higher education, Wannabe University

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226815299
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gaye Tuchman, author