Session 6

Advancing education beyond the audit; preparing students for life choices in the age of neoliberalism.

Presenters: 
Susan Scott-Hunt, Associate Professor in LAw, Middlesex University London
Renu Barton-Hanson, Acting Direcot of Programmes for Law, Middlesex University London
Dr Elvira Domínguez-Redondo, Associate Professor, Middlesex University London
Dr Maureen Spencer, Associate Professor in Law, Middlesex University
 
Abstract:
The symposium outlines causes of tension between academics and government including  the TEF. There are fears that that micro measurement of teaching through proxy metrics eclipses the transformatory nature of higher education. We  give instances of how, despite official attempts to impose corporate values, individual academics have capacity to resist.

Key words:
Policy, metrics, audit, agency, social values, public education.