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    DescriptionAustralian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures. In a scathing insider expose, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a higher education system that's corporatised beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious and often funny, Whackademia exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by our universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, Whackademia is an unsentimental call for a re-enlightened higher education sector that's not only about revenue, efficiencies and corporate profile.


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    Title
    Whackademia
    Subtitle
    An Insider's Account of the Troubled University
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Hil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742232911
    ISBN 10: 1742232914
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: L
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    Abridged Dewey: 378
    BISAC V2.8: EDU034000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11, 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC22: 378.00994
    Thema V1.0: JNM
    Publisher
    UNSW Press
    Imprint name
    UNSW Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Richard Hil is an honorary associate at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the coauthor of "Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage," and the coeditor of "Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians." His articles have been published in the "Australian," "Australian Universities Review," and "Campus Review."