What is the future of faculty autonomy?
Tomorrow we’re discussing this topic with Jonathan Rees on the Future Trends Forum (RSVP or log in here). Jon is a professor of history at Colorado State University Pueblo. He also blogs at More or Less Bunk, and co-authored a new book, Education is Not An App (Routledge), which is the spur for our conversation tomorrow.
From the book’s web page:
Education Is Not an App offers a bold and provocative analysis of the economic context within which educational technology is being implemented, not least the financial problems currently facing higher education institutions around the world. The book emphasizes the issue of control as being a key factor in whether educational technology is used for good purposes or bad purposes, arguing that technology has great potential if placed in caring hands.
Vanessa Vaile reminds us of Jon’s 2015 Academe blog post on “Workers Control in Academia.” See if that stirs up additional questions.