The Future of Teaching and Research in Universities

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: 301
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)
RC07 Futures Research
RC04 Sociology of Education

Language: English

Teaching and research in research universities have endured critical changes over the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. Public universities confront the reduction of budgets and/or the “labeling” of funds. Authorities insist on the “return” of investment of universities, meaning to prepare professionals to meet the needs of service/production entities, and/or increase the university income via more applied science projects sponsored by external sources. The very essence of universities seems to be threatened. To augment knowledge for the sake of increasing human knowledge seems to be diluted. What the future of man will be if the humanities are neglected? Can human kind do without the wisdom delivered by the social sciences and the humanities?
Session Organizers:
Jaime JIMENEZ GUZMAN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, A. Gary DWORKIN, University of Houston, USA, Gerardo DEL CERRO SANTAMARIA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, USA and Ralph MATTHEWS, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ralph MATTHEWS, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ignou- Paradigm Shift for Higher Education in India (Oral Presentation)
Visalakshi Amma GIRIJA DEVI, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

Ranking Regimes, "World Class" Universities, and the Impoverishment of Intellectual Life (Oral Presentation)
Dave POST, Eps, USA; Mayumi ISHIKAWA, Osaka University, Japan

Discourse Distortion in University Communication (Oral Presentation)
Olivier CHANTRAINE, Université Lille Nord de France/Geriico, France

Chilean Universities, Crisis Ordinariness, and Respatializing Knowledge (Oral Presentation)
Susan TALBURT, Georgia State University, USA

Research University in Modern Russia: From Science to Innovation (Oral Presentation)
Maria DUSHINA, Research Fellow, Russia; Anatoly ABLAZHEY, Assistant professor, Russia