The Good University: What Universities actually do and why it’s time for r...

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Join us for this public lecture presented by Professor Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney), with support from the Centre for Economic and Cultural Sociology in the School of Creative Industries.

What has happened to the academic community? Are universities wrecking their own workforce? Why have managers gained power? Do we need fees? Should we decolonize the curriculum? What alternatives have people created? Is a democratic university possible?

Raewyn will propose answers to these questions, drawing on the argument in her new book The Good University. She invites a conversation on the future of universities and colleges, teaching and research. Staff and students have spent too long reacting to corporate pressures and managerial demands; we need agendas for the universities we really want.



Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita, University of Sydney, and Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union. She has taught at Macquarie University, Flinders University, the University of California, Harvard University, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and elsewhere. Recent books include Confronting Equality; Southern Theory; and Gender in World Perspective (with Rebecca Pearse). Her work is widely cited and has been translated into nineteen languages. Raewyn has been active in the labour movement, the peace movement, and work for gender equality. Details at www.raewynconnell.net and Twitter @raewynconnell.

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