Volume 3, No 1, December 2008
The New Zealand Journal of Tertiary Education Policy is published occasionally by the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union
Flax rope or iron fetter?
Roger Openshaw and Elizabeth Rata examine how cultural essentialism threatens intellectual freedom in the New Zealand tertiary education sector. Roger Oppenshaw is at Massey University (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Elizabeth Rata at the University of Auckland ( email@example.com).
Link to ‘Flax rope or iron fetter’ here (pdf)
Beyond the utilitarian university
Brian Easton sets out his views on the key characteristics of a modern university; something more than business enterprises responding to the vocational aspirations of paying students in a competitive market environment.
Link to ‘Beyond the utilitarian university’ here (pdf)
Review – Parenting and professing: Balancing family work with an academic career
University of Canterbury’s Julia Rucklidge reviews this collection of personal essays written mostly by American women and edited by Rachel Bassett.
Link to ‘Review – Parenting and professing: Balancing family work with an academic career’ here (pdf)