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Tag: Value for Money
By Daniel Nehring | Published: January 25, 2016
The UK's proposed Teaching Excellence Framework focuses strongly on 'value for money,' which, argues our Daniel Nehring, further elides the intellectual dimensions of scholarship and replaced it with the reduction of academics’ labor to the production of a skilled labor force.
By Steve Fuller | Published: November 24, 2015
Academics do not simply teach and do research: they are teacher-researchers, notes Steve Fuller. In reviewing the UK spending review, he says, it is the value added to society by nurturing this complex role that should be at the forefront of the state’s thinking about the criteria used to fund universities.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 14, 2014
A new project from the British Academy sets down the calculator in the latest attempt to tot up the value of the social sciences and humanities.
By Alexandre Afonso | Published: January 31, 2014
King's College London's Alexandre Afonso looks at the so-called marketization of higher education with disdain--not because of its advent but because it hasn't gone far enough.
By Joanna Williams | Published: January 30, 2014
In the past 15 years and across successive governments in the United Kingdom, the concept of value for money has been internalized throughout higher education. Here, the author of "Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be Bought" outlines why it is a problem to use student choice and value for money as a means of holding universities to account.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 16, 2011
In an essay published in the London Review of Books, Howard Hotson analyses the THE-QS World University Rankings and concludes that market competition drives up prices rather than academic standards. Evidence from the US suggests that universities’ income from higher fees is invested not in academic excellence but in the ‘student experience’, and that price […]