Managerialism @ UNB

Commentary on UNB’s new budget process

Wondering what the UNBF budget process may bring? Read Managerialism @ UNB (PDF) by Vladimir Tasić.

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Categories: Corporatization, Prioritization

3 Comments on “Managerialism @ UNB”

  1. Bev Bramble
    March 21, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Nice to know that Mr. Tosic thinks the Registrar, UNB Libraries, UFirst, Student Services, CETL, CEL, Security, and Research Services offer “largely unwanted and academically irrelevant services.” Solidarity forever.

    • March 22, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Bev, that is a misreading. The article is taking issue with the way expenses are counted, in this case how all sorts of other expenses are counted to inflate the amount claimed to be spent on teaching. The article is not saying that all those services are unnecessary; it is saying that it is unfair to count money spent on those services as teaching expenses.

      • Bev Bramble
        March 24, 2014 at 10:08 am #

        Miriam, I’m glad to hear that, and doubted that it reflected widespread AUNBT opinion (at least on sober second thought), but the PDF version literally says, in reference to the list above “…offering largely unwanted and academically irrelevant services” (p. 3, the list on p. 2). There is a lot of support amongst academic support staff for faculty in what certainly looks like their marginalization and mistreatment by the administration, but this specific statement sounds like that of a crank, and detracts from the argument of the paper. I see it was omitted from the HTML version of the article.