2009 Goldtrap Lecture by Frank Donoghue Now Online
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Frank Donaghue's October 8th 2009 Goldtrap Lecture presentation, "Against Publication: Rethinking the Reward System within the New Corporate University," is now available online, for those who were unable to attend in person.
Frank Donaghue's October 8th presentation, "Against Publication: Rethinking the Reward System within the New Corporate University," is now available online, for those who were unable to attend in person.
The lecture is available via a web browser in MPEG-4 or Flash video formats at http://lectures.eserver.org/donaghue, or may be viewed as a video podcast from iTunes at http://lectures.eserver.org/itunes. The presentation is just over 43 minutes.
Frank Donoghue’s The Last Professors examines how the growing corporate culture of higher education threatens its most fundamental values by erasing one of its defining features: the tenured professor. In
In the 2009 Goldtrap Lecture, Frank Donoghue extends his analysis of trends within academe by asking questions about the reward structure surrounding publication, especially as it relates to tenure and promotion. “We're all producing scholarly publication because we're obliged to, but no one is obliged to read what we publish,” he argues. He notes that “only two percent of all published monographs and articles in the arts and humanities is ever cited.” In “Against Publication,” Donoghue suggests that the time has come for a fundamental change to the present reward system within academe.