Design Thinking, Collaborative Innovation, and Neoliberal Disappointment: Cruel Optimism in the History and Future of Higher Education

Radical Teacher

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Title Design Thinking, Collaborative Innovation, and Neoliberal Disappointment: Cruel Optimism in the History and Future of Higher Education
 
Creator Catterall, Kate
Mickenberg, Julia
Reddick, Richard
 
Subject academic labor; women in academe; faculty of color in academe; collaborative teaching; critical university studies
 
Description The extensive amount of academic labor of minoritized faculty, especially at research institutions, has been well documented in the academic literature. Three tenured associate professors at The University of Texas present the genesis, evolution, and postscript of leading and serving in an initiative to de-silo and encourage collaboration across the university, culminating in a collaboratively taught course. Integrating concepts of teaching in the neoliberal university context, the gendered and raced distribution of academic labor, and slow scholarship, the authors discuss the pedagogically productive process of collective teaching and decision-making, the frustrations inherent when employing radical pedagogy, and institutional shifts that prioritize a customer-service model of teaching, learning, and rapid research productivity. The authors conclude with reflections and recommendations for scholar-researchers similarly placed in institutional contexts where encroachments upon academic freedom and an embrace of business models collide with personal goals of career satisfaction, collective work, and improving pedagogy. 
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
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Date 2019-07-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/radicalteacher/article/view/548
10.5195/rt.2019.548
 
Source Radical Teacher; Vol 114 (2019): Radical Teaching Then & Now; 34-47
1941-0832
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/radicalteacher/article/view/548/500
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Kate Catterall, Julia Mickenberg, Richard Reddick
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
 

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