Cracks in the Ivory Tower

Cracks in the Ivory Tower

The Moral Mess of Higher Education

Book - 2019
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"From a business ethics standpoint, the average university makes Enron look pretty good. Many people worry that there's rot in the heart of higher ed. Cracks in the Ivory Tower reveals the problems are even worse than everyone suspects. In this devastating expos©♭, Jason Brennan and Philip Magness reveal that the problem isn't that bad apples are spoiling the bunch. Instead, bad incentives make faculty, administrators, and students act badly. The problems are deep and pervasive. Most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent; colleges and individual departments regularly make high-falutin' promises they do not and cannot keep. Most students cheat a little and many cheat a lot. Professors and administrators waste students' money and time in order to line their own pockets. Students don't study and learn little. Faculty and students alike have every incentive to make teaching and learning secondary. Faculty grading and student course evaluations are bogus. Academics universally express commitments to high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. But beneath the moral veneer, faculty, students, and administrators are just looking out for themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
ISBN: 9780190846282
Characteristics: v, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Magness, Phillip W. - Author

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