Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 96-103

First online:

The corrosive influence of competition, growth, and accountability on institutions of higher education

  • Richard A. SchwierAffiliated withDepartment of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan Email author 

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Three agendas are at work in higher education that threaten the fundamental purposes and values of universities: competition, growth, and accountability. Instructional design and technology contributes to all three agendas through our emphasis on efficiency in teaching and learning, but could make a stronger contribution to the ideals of the university by attending to quality of teaching and learning and ways to merge research and teaching.


Competition Growth Accountability