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* REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016: Academic life in the measured university: pleasures, paradoxes and politics
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016: Academic life in the measured university: pleasures, paradoxes and politics

5th International Academic Identities Conference
Academic life in the measured university: pleasures, paradoxes and politics
Wed 29 June – Fri 1 July 2016
New Law School, The University of Sydney (Camperdown campus)

Information about the keynotes, program and presentation abstracts is now available online.

- Professor Gert Biesta: Does society get the university it deserves? How to conduct our academic lives in the impulse university
- Dr Julie Rowlands: From a roar to a whisper: academic voice and governance within the measured university
- Associate Professor Ruth Barcan: Weighing up Futures: Experiences of Giving up an Academic Career

Selected Program highlights:
- Collegiality: the contradictions and the promise for academic identities in measured universities
- Class Performance vs Career Performance: negotiating an appropriate quality agenda in the evaluation of university teaching
- Analytics, code and bare (academic) life: resisting measurement and reclaiming community
- Parenting in the academy – measuring and valuing care-work and wage-work
- The manipulation of scholarly rating and measurement systems: social and ethical dimensions of academic gaming

Panel discussion on the contemporary nature, forms and challenges associated with Academic Activism featuring: 
- Dr Kate Bowles (Wollongong)
- Associate Professor Barbara Grant (Auckland)
- Dr Karina Luzia (Macquarie)
- Professor Michael Singh (Western Sydney)
- Dr Cathy Rytmeister (Macquarie)
- Professor Jakelin Troy (Sydney)

You can register for a day or for the whole conference. There is separate registration fee for full time and sessional staff, as well as full-time students.

Visit http://www.sydney.edu.au/itl/aic2016/ 

Dr Tai Peseta & Professor Simon Barrie
AIC 2016 Convenors


Higher Education in the Headlines

Academics get marching orders | JULIE HARE | Australian Higher Eduction | 1 June, 2016
Academics at the University of Western Australia have been notified by letter they have been chosen for redundancy.

Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here? | Lee Gardner | Chronicle of Higher Eduction | 27 May, 2016
Reeling from financial crises, the workhorse of public education is being reshaped on the fly

Chinese student market: can the West weather a perfect storm? | David Matthews | Times Higher Eduction | 26 May, 2016
David Matthews considers a flurry of ‘threats’ to the conveyor belt of arrivals and what Western campuses can do to shockproof their systems