Title

Teaching in a Consumeristically Charged Environment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2000

Publication Title

Michigan Sociological Review

Abstract

This paper argues that student consumerism is currently a driving force in U. S. higher education. Several problems associated with the rise of student consumerism are discussed, including the erosion of the intellectual authority of classroom instructors. The discussion concludes with an appeal to professors to reclaim their authority and thus reshape the organizational culture of the university.

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