“Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture” July 23-25, 2015, University of Regina.
This symposium will examine accelerating trends in higher education: neoliberalism, the politics of evidence, and the audit culture. In an age in which value is often equated with accountancy, we will examine the place in the academy for public intellectualism, community-engagement, Indigenous epistemologies, and how the impact of our scholarship is, and ought to be, justly assessed.
Questions to be explored include:
What counts as scholarship and why?
How do we achieve accountability in an age of accountancy?
How do we measure research impact, (i.e., journal impact factor vs community and policy impact)?
Impact for whom?
Who and how do we determine whose evidence and what research is legitimate?
What can be done? How do we effect change to university practices?
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Marie Battiste, Dr. Nick Carleton, Dr. Norman Denzin, Dr. Michelle Fine, Dr. Chad Gaffield, Dr. Sandy Grande, Dr. Rosalind Gill, Dr. Budd Hall, Dr. Yvonna Lincoln, Dr. Matthew McKean, Dr. Marcia McKenzie, Dr. Peter McLaren, Dr. Christopher Meyers, Dr. Leigh Patel, Dr. Andrea Smith, Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr. Robina Thomas, Dr. Eve Tuck, and, Dr. Joel Westheimer;
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