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Overwhelmed: Accountability and work intensification in the neo-liberal university. The case of Chile
Vicente Sisto
In a context of university policies guided by neo-liberal models, the University has been strongly challenged by the increase in accountability and performance-based financing mechanisms. These policies challenge the work of the University and its workers: academics. This study explores, from the position of academics, how the accountability policies implemented from the central level are...

The teaching work in higher education business groups and the stock market on the stock exchange: A study of the conflicts
Thayse Ancila Maria de Melo Gomes, Roberto Leher, Hellen Balbinotti Costa
The present article identifies and summarizes the conflicts involving teaching work in the public education groups, with stocks market on the stock exchange [B]³, that work in Brazilian higher education: Ânima, Estácio, Kroton and Ser Educacional. Using a methodology for the analysis of social conflicts, this research focuses on existing conflicts in these teaching organizations that involve...

Teaching work in the private sector of higher education and labor Reform: Destruction of rights and precarious life
Andréa do Araujo do Vale
The purpose of this paper is to present and debate the implications of the so-called Labor Reform (Law n° 13.467/2017) for teaching work in private higher education institutions (HEIs). It is important to emphasize that, in the Brazilian case, the impacts of this Reform need to be analyzed in the context of the process of commercialization, entrepreneurship and privatization of higher...

Workplace bullying in postgraduate courses: The consequences experienced by teachers and students of a Brazilian state university
Thiago Soares Nunes, Eliana Marcia Martins Fittipaldi Torga
Postgraduate courses provide a fertile ground for the occurrence of workplace bullying, since both teachers and students are usually overwhelmed by stressful demands and pressure, constant seek for productivism, high competitiveness, and vanity. Therefore, the consequences of this demanding environment can be even more severe, affecting health, work, studies and the private life of the...

Effects of the economic crisis on new university professors
Cristina Goenechea, Noemi Serrano-Díaz, Concepción Valero Franco
This work describes the employment situation of new professors joining the teaching staff of the University of Cadiz over the past 5 years. It examines the situation of this group in 2015, a time in which the economic crisis affected both Spain and the university system, comparing this situation to that of 2019. It is a quantitative study using an on-line questionnaire that was distributed in...

The capitalist subjectivation as a precarious mechanism of teaching work in higher education
Altair Alberto Fávero, Diego Bechi
The model of capitalist subjectivation determines the generalization of competition as a norm of conduct, intimate individuals to conceive of themselves and behave like a company, order social relations according to the market model and change the logic of public policies. The present essay aims to understand, from the theoretical reference of P. Dardot & C. Laval (2016a, 2016b, 2010), F....

Work and subjectivity in the university: A multifaceted and global view of the processes of suffering and illness
Eduardo Pinto e Silva
The objective of this article is to discuss the relations among the processes of intensification, extensification and job insecurity in the university with the suffering and/or illness of professors, tutors, students and technical-administrative staff. It presents interlocutions of researcher groups who discuss the relation between work and subjectivity. Initially, we highlighted the...

Teaching work instrumentalized Brazilian teacher training policy: A historical and theoretical-philosophical approach
Roberto Francisco de Carvalho, Rosilene Lagares, Doracy Dias Aguiar de Carvalho
This text deals with policy/management of teacher training in Brazil and is anchored in the results of the research project, “Policy/management of teacher training in the perspective of the philosophy of praxis: Tension between the economic-corporate and ethical-political perspectives”. The research aimed to explain the instrumentalization of the teaching work in the teacher training process...

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