Academic identity tensions in the public university: Which values really matter?
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Our study explores the relationship between values and academic identity in the public university. Framing the study is the proposition public universities face academic identity tensions arising from pressures to combine and sustain competing and contradictory managerial (economic) and academic (professional) values systems. Academic responses to an online survey indicated professors and lecturers shared a deep-seated antipathy to a market ethos that reduces higher education to a narrow economic function. Implications and challenges associated with academic identity tensions are considered.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Volume 34, Issue 6, 2012, Pages 565-573. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
Human Resources Management