Modern Canadian Universities, Mission Drift and Quality of Education

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dc.contributor.authorShingadia, Ashwin
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-11T17:03:31Z
dc.date.available2012-04-11T17:03:31Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22696
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5585
dc.description.abstractThis study contributes to theory and public policy in Canada and globally. It uses mixed methodology and triangulation of evidence through policy documents(Bovey,Rae,Drummond),empirical studies and surveys(ranking,NSSE data,regression), CAUT/AUCC and Statistics Canada sources and qualitative sources - writings of university presidents (Bok,Kerr,Fallis),researchers (Rajagopal, Clark et al.)as well,talks with sessionals,teaching assistants and administrators. The framework consists of Altbach's four factors - democratization, the knowledge economy, globalisation and competition and three ideal types for university development - entrepreneurial, liberal education and deliberative. The thesis contrasts classical college with the modern university system. The results show strong evidence for research domination, mission drift and shift towards the entrepreneurial model. Quality is compromised by lowering requirements, compressed courses, less study time, large classes taught by sessionals and TAs, grade inflation and consumerist behaviour, while critical thinking and moral development are neglected.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectuniversity
dc.subjectuniversities
dc.subjectresearch
dc.subjectteaching assistants
dc.subjectteaching
dc.subjectsessionals
dc.subjectfaculty
dc.subjecttenured
dc.subjectBovey
dc.subjectRae
dc.subjectDrummond
dc.subjectdemocratization
dc.subjectknowledge economy
dc.subjectglobalisation
dc.subjectcompetition
dc.subjectranking
dc.subjectNational Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
dc.subjectMission Drift
dc.titleModern Canadian Universities, Mission Drift and Quality of Education
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentÉtudes politiques / Political Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorAndrew, Caroline
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes politiques / Political Studies
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