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Thursday, March 5
10:30am - 11:30am – Conference Halls A&B, 4th floor, Alkek Library
Presentation: Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement at the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), is a leader in the area of Open Source in Academia. Under his leadership, SPARC is recognized as a preeminent organization that promotes and supports Open Access scholarship through notable initiatives and programs.
12:00pm - 1:30pm – Conference Halls A&B, 4th floor, Alkek Library
Lunch & Movie: Join us for lunch and a screening of the movie Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Discussion of the movie will follow the screening.
2:00pm - 3:15pm – Wittliff Galleries, 7th Floor, Alkek Library
Panel discussion: Nick Shockey and a panel of Texas State University faculty members discuss issues surrounding for-profit academic publishing and open access.
Panelists will include:
- Dr. Melinda Villagran, Communications Studies
- Dr. Michael O’Malley, Dean of the College of Education
- Dr. Dan Tamir, Computer Science
Directions, Parking and Alkek Library Maps
Selected Library Resources
The Commodification of Academic Research by Selling science has become a common practice in contemporary universities. This commodification of academia pervades many aspects of higher education, including research, teaching, and administration. As such, it raises significant philosophical, political, and moral challenges. This volume offers the first book-length analysis of this disturbing trend from a philosophical perspective and presents views by scholars of philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, and research ethics. The epistemic and moral responsibilities of universities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, are examined from several philosophical standpoints. The contributors discuss the pertinent epistemological and methodological questions, the sociopolitical issues of the organization of science, the tensions between commodified practices and the ideal of "science for the public good," and the role of governmental regulation and personal ethical behavior. In order to counter coercive and corruptive influences of academic commodification, the contributors consider alternatives to commodified research and offer practical recommendations for establishing appropriate research standards, methodologies and institutional arrangements, and a corresponding normative ethos.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2010-09-01