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Julia Wright on “Professionalism, Citizenship, and the Problem of University Governance”

In the expanded version of a paper given at the 2012 ACCUTE conference, in a panel organized by the Committee for Professional Concerns, Julia Wright (Dalhousie) considers the “problem of governance” in the contemporary research university.   She writes: “Universities need an idea of academic citizenship that will … energize the collective ethical and rigorous scrutiny of the operations of the university as a whole and within society… [It is time to pick up political models that are …. participatory and structurally open to debate and scrutiny.”

Read the full text of “Professionalism, Citizenship, and the Problem of University Governance,” in the 2013 edition of MLA’s Profession,, here:




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