Teaching in a Consumeristically Charged Environment
Michigan Sociological Review
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.
Smith, William L..
"Teaching in a Consumeristically Charged Environment."
Michigan Sociological Review, 14: 58-72: Michigan Sociological Association.