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(Re)Discovering college Autonomy has some distance attaining implications for leaders and bosses, researchers, educators, practitioners, and coverage makers by means of addressing glossy demanding situations to school autonomy in Europe and past in a brand new and cutting edge method.

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Screenwriters and actors were blacklisted for their political views, and they were literally driven out of business, their careers ruined. Wherever contrarian ideas were to be found, the thinkers of those now publicly proscribed thoughts were persecuted. It took some time before the nation recovered. Academic freedom is different from the more generic idea of freedom of speech in that it is protected institutionally as well by the notion of tenure. Once granted, tenure serves as employment protection for those who defy the conventional wisdom and do so in the spirit of inquiry that allows ideas to be developed, followed logically, clarified, and tested in a “let the chips fall where they may” environment.

Bowen and Michael Schwartz Introduction American universities are struggling with the definition of their purpose (see, for example, Zocalo Public Square 2015). In the following pages, we take the rather fundamentalist or originalist position that universities are in the knowledge business. Accordingly, we assert that the core purpose of universities is knowledge formation, and we expand on this idea at some length. But knowledge formation and the ideas that give birth to it are under frequent assault, and we will define and assess the sources of those assaults.

In Part V, university-business relations are explored. In his chapter titled “Autonomy Mediated through University-Business Collaboration,” Olav J. Sørensen explores why the old formula of theory production and subsequent application in practice has been replaced by a new formula of interaction between theory and practice, conceptualizes this development, and provides recommendations on how to build university-business collaboration, analyzing such collaboration from a university autonomy perspective.

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