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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT: CRITICAL ENGAGEMENTS WITH THEORY, POLICY AND PRACTICE

 

Society for Research into Higher Education

Date – 13 May, 16:00-18:30

Venue – London Metropolitan University, Room GCG-08

Network – Higher Education Policy

This seminar provides an opportunity to critically examine changing modes of university governance and management in the context of global trends in higher education policy.

Two papers will stimulate the debate:

 

‘Ruling knowledge: Universities and the governance of knowledge creation’ Professor Rebecca Boden, University of Roehampton

Governance can be broadly defined as systems for or approaches to decision-making. The governance of universities is therefore the means by which decisions are made within them. Any form of governing involves the exercise of some form of power, and in this paper I explore the shifting and complex landscape of governing power in UK universities and ramifications that has for the nature of the knowledges produced and what they are used for. I will also suggest how governing regimes might be beneficially reformed to aid the further development of the social role of the university.

 

‘Appointing university executives: a case of managerialism in action?’ Dr Sue Shepherd, University of Kent

The prevailing academic narrative asserts that managerialism is all pervasive in today’s universities. But what exactly is managerialism and how does it differ from new public management and neoliberalism, terms with which it is often confused or conflated? In an attempt to gain greater conceptual clarity, this paper presents an ideal-type model of managerialism as ideology. This is then utilised to explore the extent to which recent changes to the appointment of deputy and pro vice chancellors might be considered symptomatic of ideal-type managerialism.  Thus, the academic narrative itself is subjected to critical examination.

Tea and coffee will be available at 4pm and the event will start at 4.15. After each paper there will be time for questions and discussion, followed by an opportunity to discuss issues raised in both papers over a glass of wine or juice.

 

For further details about the Higher Education Policy Network, please contact the network convenor, Prof. Carole Leathwood, Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University: c.leathwood@londonmet.ac.uk.

To reserve a place: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/

Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £60 for non-members

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Vanna Bartlett

Vanna Bartlett

VANNA BARTLETT – FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

 

Dear All

I hope you’re having a good spring. Here are details of my exhibitions this spring and summer – and news of a book featuring my work.

 

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

I will be taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios again this year and it would be lovely to see you (10 Stannard Road, Norwich, NR4 7JD).

My studio will be open over two long weekends: Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st May & Monday 1st June and Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th June 2015 between 10am and 5pm.

Tea and cake will be for sale in the garden every day the studio is open (weather permitting) and home grown plants will be for sale.

See http://www.vanna-art.co.uk/yellowhousestudio.htm for full details and a location map.

 

Exhibition: Best of British – Group Show

My work will also be on display at Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket’s Chapel, 2 Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0PH, as part of the ‘Best of British’ group art show, celebrating wild and farm animals.

Dates are Tuesday 21st July – Saturday 25th July 2015. Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily.

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Book: The Artful Hare

Some of my linocuts are in a new book, “The Artful Hare“, published by Mascot Media. I will have a few copies for sale at Open Studios and the book is also available in Jarrolds in Norwich.

I will also have my work in the second edition of “The Printmaker’s Cat”, also by Mascot Media, due out in June.

 

BirdScapes Gallery

My linocuts continue to be on sale in The BIRDscapes Gallery‘s Print Room at The BIRDscapes Gallery, Glandford, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7JP.

In particular, my work will feature in their Printmakers’ Wildlife exhibition (9th May – 7th June) and The Artful Hare exhibition (18th July – 2nd August). See here for a complete list of exhibition dates.

 

Fabulous Frames

My work is also for sale in Fabulous Frames, 97 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1AB.

 

All the best,
Vanna.

Vanna Bartlett

http://www.vanna-art.co.uk/

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Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRAXIS – REMINDER

ANGLIA RUSKIN SEMINAR

May 13th 2015, 3.30-6.30pm.

Marconi Building, Room 104, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus.

Professor Dave Hill and Cassie Earl and the Department of Education are delighted to invite you to a special session of the CEJ (Critical Education and Justice) Research Group at Anglia Ruskin University:

 

Critical Knowledge and Praxis

With Professor Mike Neary, Dr. Sarah Amsler & Dr. Joss Winn from the University of Lincoln

 

The seminar will explore the fate of critical knowledge and praxis and how it might have a role in progressive politics and revolutionary struggles against current injustices created and exacerbated by the violence of capitalist abstractions: Money, the State and its other institutional forms, e.g. the neoliberal university.

A key issue for the seminar will be the extent to which it is possible to operate as a critical scholar within a neo-liberal university, and to what extent it is necessary to develop other social institutions to carry through with the implications that form the substance of our work.

 

Reading

Amsler, S. (2014) For feminist consciousness in the academy, Special Issue on Materialist Feminisms against Neoliberalism, Politics and Culture. Sarah’s new book ‘The Education of Radical Democracy‘ will be published in April.

Neary, M. (2014) ‘Making with the University of the Future: pleasure and pedagogy in higher and higher education’.  In: J. Lea (Ed.) (2015) Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: engaging with the dimensions of practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Winn, J. (2015) The co-operative university: Labour, property and pedagogyPower and Education, 7 (1).

 

See: http://josswinn.org/2015/03/anglia-ruskin-seminar-critical-knowledge-and-praxis/

If you are coming from outside the University and need directions, please contact either Dave Hill (dave.hill@anglia.ac.uk) or Cassie Earl (cassie.earl@anglia.ac.uk)

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